Year of the Fire: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910 (Paperback)

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Year of the Fire: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910 By Stephen J. Pyne Cover Image


In the summer of 1910, wildfires int eh Northern Rockies scorched millions of acres, darkened skies in New England, and deposited soot on the ice in Greenland. The flames ravaged pristine wilderness along with farms, towns, and mining camps, culminating in the deaths of seventy-eight firefighters in the Big Blowup along the Montana-Idaho border. Year of the Fires is the riveting story of that catastrophic year and its pivotal role in establishing how we deal with forest fire in this country.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780878425440
ISBN-10: 0878425446
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Publication Date: January 1st, 2016
Pages: 325
Language: English