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"The Big Burn, Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved America" by Timothy Egan

This book came highly recommended to me by a forum member and fishing partner while we were fishing the St. Joe River. It is a historical account of a huge forest fire that swept through that area back in 1910. It delves heavily into the beginnings of the conservation movement, creation of the forest service and preservation of public lands. After reading this book you will realize how damn lucky we are to have any wild places left to fish at all. Had it not been for guys like Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot the West would have been completely logged off and mined to destruction, including our national forests and probably national parks. Highly recommended!!!
 
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