Very Good black hardcover book with gilt lettering on spine. Very Good DJ in Brodart. First Edition. Inscribed by Author on title page. No marks in book. The author "brings that astonishing year to life through the experiences and words of the rangers, soldiers, politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, and civilians who faced the fires, fought the flames, and were forever scarred by them." (Scans available upon request.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # G3598
Synopsis: The chilling story of the most important firefighting effort in American history describes the disastrous 1910 season, as wildfires swept across Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana, claiming lives, towns, and mining camps, and illustrates the larger story of how American bureaucracies, railroads, political scandal, pioneering, and ideas collide with nature. 15,000 first printing.
About the Author: Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University. The author of ten acclaimed books on environmental history, he won the 1995 Los Angeles Times's Robert Kirsch Award for his career contribution to arts and letters.
Title: Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great ...
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Black Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Viking, New York, NY, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NYC: Viking, 2001. 1st edition, signed by author on title page, NF/.NF. Book has bumping to upper spine, remainder mark on lower page edges. DJ has some edge and corner wear. Illustrated with b & w photos. Includes dramatis personae, notes, sources and index. Many fires erupted in the Western USA in 1910, the biggest of which ran along the border of Idaho and Montana. The author is the foremost authority on fire. Interesting and well-written. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002531
Book Description Viking, New York, N. Y., 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Author's inscription and signature in ink on first title page. No other marking or writing noted in book. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Boards are straight with minor edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. Original price on inside front dust jacket flap. 322 pages. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 322 pages; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 23298