The big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Timothy Egan

The big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America download free [PDF and Ebook] by Timothy Egan year 2011
  • Book name: The big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
  • Author: Timothy Egan
  • Release date: 2011/12/17
  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780547394602
  • Rating: 7.47 of 10
  • Votes: 193
  • Review by: Keith Cummings
  • Review rating: 7.4 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/8
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 39 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: On 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H54M56S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Natural Disasters, History Of The Americas, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Conservation Of The Environment, Fire Protection & Safety
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, PML, TXT, PPTX, PDF, WORD, HTMLZ. Compressed in ZIP, ARC, IMG, LHA, BZ, RAR, RPM
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.16 USD
  • Dimensions: 134.62x200.66x22.86mm
  • Weight: 340.19g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Boston, United States
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