The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan

This book was the story of the US Forest Service and how the debate regarding the fight over land for development and protection of huge forests was answered by Mother Nature with a huge fire that wiped out vast tracks of trees.  The "Big Burn" brought conversation back to the public eye and helped to preserve many of our natural resources.


GENRE: History
SUBJECT: US Forest Service
Setting: US midwest forests
CHARACTERS: Teddy Roosevelt, William H Taft, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot
DATE READ: November 11 - November 15
Challenges: 75, Category, TIOLI,
SOURCE: Audio Stockpile

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