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    DescriptionOn the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men - college boys, day workers, immigrants from mining camps - to fight the fire. But no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force. Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by and preserved for every citizen.

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    The Big Burn
    Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Egan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    ISBN 13: 9780547394602
    ISBN 10: 0547394608

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BISAC V2.8: TEC045000
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJK
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
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    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
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    DC22: 973.911
    LC classification: E757 .E325 2010
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: RNK, WNP, NHK, RNR
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    8 pages b/w photos
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
    Publication date
    25 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Egan brings a touching humanity to this story of valour and cowardice in the face of a national catastrophe, paying respectful attention to Roosevelt's great dream of conservation and of an America 'for the little man.'" -Publishers Weekly, starred review"