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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America   Timothy Egan   Audio Compact Disc

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan Audio Compact Disc


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In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelts legacy. 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 hundreds of small blazes into a roaring inferno that destroyed towns and timber in an eye-blink. Forest rangers assembled nearly ten thousand mencollege boys, day workers, immigrants from mining campsto 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 with unstoppable dramatic force. Equally dramatic is the larger story he tells of President Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, ...

This audiobook is in CD (Compact Disc) configuration. The Talking Book can be performed on Compact Disk players while driving in your car or in your home. Translation of these Audiobooks is entirely possible to other formats that can be used in portable audio players so you can play it on mp3 players like an ipod, iphone, ipad or rockbox enabled audio player. You can listen to these cds while commuting, driving long distances, on the mini bus, or weeding the garden.

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