The Big Burn

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ISBN: 152164707

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Overview

Hundreds of blazes dot the countryside, born of sparks thrown from trains, from campfires gone out of control, from lightning strikes that ignite the towering snags of dry forests. When these fires join, they become one vast wall of flame that will destroy everything. Caught in its path are three More »

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ISBN: 152164707

Hundreds of blazes dot the countryside, born of sparks thrown from trains, from campfires gone out of control, from lightning strikes that ignite the towering snags of dry forests. When these fires join, they become one vast wall of flame that will destroy everything. Caught in its path are three teenagers who will play a part in the firefighting efforts and become adults along the way. Based on the 1910 fire, this is a portrait of a time and a place and an event that altered the face of Montana and Idaho, changed the way wildfires are fought, and dramatically transformed the people on the frontlines. This is a book for teenagers, but it adds a lot of perspective to the adult wildland reading as well.

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