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Reedley College's
One Book, One College
Choice for 2021-2022

The cover of the Big Burn by Timothy Egan
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MLA 8 Book Citation

Egan, Timothy. The Big       

       Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the

       Fire That Saved 

      America. Mariner Books,

      2009.    

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Author Timothy Egan will visit Reedley College as part of our Literary Arts series on March 10, 2022. Stay tuned for updates.

Background image: Wallace, Idaho after the fire in 1910 (Credit: National Forest Foundation)

Articles for Your Consideration

 
A vintage map of the 1910 fire

"The 1910 Fires." Forest History Society, n.d. https://foresthistory.org/research-explore/us-

forest-service-history/policy-and-law/fire-u-s-forest-service/famous-fires/the-1910-fires/ 

"1910 Fire Commemoration Information Site." United States Department of Agriculture,

n.d. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r1/learning/history-culture/?cid=stelprdb5122866

 

"Blazing Battles: The 1910 Fire and Its Legacy." National Forest Foundation, 2020.

https://www.nationalforests.org/our-forests/your-national-forests-magazine/blazing-battles-the-1910-fire-and-its-legacy 

"The Great Fires of 1910 (The Big Blowup) - August 20th." National Wildfire Coordinating

Group, n.d. https://www.nwcg.gov/committee/6mfs/the-big-blowup 

Horwitz, Tony. "Wilderness Warriors." The New York Times, 29 Oct. 2009.

https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/01/books/review/Horwitz-t.html 

Stelloh, Tim. "'The Big Burn' of 1910 transformed wildland firefighting. Will 2020 do the

same?" NBC News, 11 Oct. 2020. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/big-burn-1910-transformed-wildland-firefighting-will-2020-do-same-n1242671 

"Teddy Roosevelt And The 'Burn' That Saved Forests." NPR, 10 Sept. 2010. 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129750575 

Background image: "Map of 1910 fire destruction" (Credit: Montana Memory Project)

Additional
Resources

 
An image of the burned Lolo National Forest in 1910
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Watch The Big Burn documentary inspired by Egan's book on PBS's site. The documentary site also provides supplemental clips, articles, and image galleries.

 

"WFSTAR: The Fires of 1910" by NWCG - National Wildfire Coordinating Group

 

Background image: "Burned timber on Rainey Creek in Lolo National Forest, Montana following 1910 fires."  (Credit: Forest History Society)