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Product Description: 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 and the tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy in the land...read more

Hardcover:

9780618968411 | Houghton Mifflin, October 19, 2009, cover price $27.00

Paperback:

9780547394602 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 7, 2010), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: 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.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781441806949 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 19, 2009), cover price $29.99
9781441806963, titled "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 19, 2009), cover price $24.99

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By Robertson Dean (narrator)

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9781491542927 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 23, 2014), cover price $14.99
9781480541771 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 1, 2013), cover price $19.99

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Miscellaneous:

9780547416861 | Houghton Mifflin, October 19, 2009, cover price $27.00

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9781480541788, titled "Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 1, 2013), cover price $14.99

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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 that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. 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. The robber barons fought Roosevelt and Pinchot’s rangers, but the Big Burn saved the forests even as it destroyed them: the heroism shown by the rangers turned public opinion permanently in their favor and became the creation myth that drove the Forest Service, with consequences still felt in the way our national lands are protected ― or not ― today.
By Robertson Dean (narrator) and Timothy Egan

CD/Spoken Word:

9781441806956 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 19, 2009), cover price $89.97
9781441806970, titled "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved America: Library Edition" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 19, 2009), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: 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 that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye.

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