Timothy Egan | Non-Fiction
On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, the national forests of Washington, Idaho and Montana raged with forest fire. I love reading outdoor adventures, from climbing Annapurna to trekking the Continental Divide Trail to fighting wild fires. However, I hate reading history.
This book, which tells the story of the Big Burn within the context of Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester Gifford Pinchot was too much history and not enough adventure for me. I couldn’t get through it. (Sorry, Rene!)