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Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910

Pyne, Stephen J.

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ISBN 10: 0670899909 / ISBN 13: 9780670899906
Published by Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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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

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Title: Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great ...

Publisher: Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Black Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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Shadetree Rare Books specializes in British, American and Classical literature and history, with an ever-expanding inventory of historical documents pertaining to Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Civil War. Shadetree also offers a wide variety of signed First Editions, as well as Art books and books on Architecture and Design. It features a nice collection of Twain, as well as Wodehouse and many others.

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