THE BIG BURN. Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire that Saved America

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. This special copy is signed on the title page by the author, signed by Gifford Pynchot IV, and also signed on the dedication page by Sam Howe Verhovek, the dedicatee of the book. Blindstamp of a noted garden historian and author to the bottom of the title page. The story of the nation's biggest wildfire, an apocalyptic blaze that burned an area the size of Connecticut in a weekend. No living person had ever seen a fire with the ferocity, speed, and destructive power of the Big Burn of 1910. Equally dramatic is the larger story of Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, and the creation myth of the U.S. Forest Service. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and the Washington State Book Award. 324 pages include Notes on Sources, Acknowledgments and Index. A fine copy bound in slick illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket that has a cut-out on the front panel to expose part of the historical photo reproduced on the slick illustrated boards. Item #14712
ISBN: 9780618968411

Price: $250.00

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