The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
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The Big Burn Summary
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.
The Big Burn Reviews
"[A] tremendous tale of Progressive-era America .... Egan brings a touching humanity to this story of valor and cowardice in the face of a national catastrophe....'" - Publishers Weekly
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The Big Burn Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Timothy Egan Author Biography
Timothy Egan is a national enterprise reporter for The New York Times and has a weekly column, "Outposts." He is the author of five books and the recipient of several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. The Worst Hard Time won the 2006 National Book Award in the nonfiction category. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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