I'll Never Fight Fire with My Bare Hands Again: Recollections of the First Forest Rangers of the Inland Northwest / Edition 1

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"An utterly fascinating look at the lives of foresters in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The letters address a wealth of important topics from fighting fires, to relations with Indians, to repairing Model T's. Delightful!"—Donald J. Pisani, author of To Reclaim a Divided West: Water, Law, and Public Policy, 1848-1902

"This is history with a human face, written from fond memory by people with considerable literary talent. It's a rendition of high adventure, low comedy, and plain hard work in a spectacular landscape."—David A. Clary, author of Timber and the Forest Service

"In this rich context, the issues of fire, timber, range, and mineral policy play out against a background of local community politics and ultimately a progressive acceptance of the presence of the ranger, the organization, and the mission of conservation."—William D. Rowley, author of U.S. Forest Service Grazing and Rangelands: A History

Author Biography: Hal K. Rothman is a professor of history at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and editor of Environmental History. Among his books are Devil's Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth-Century American West; The Greening of a Nation? Environmentalism in the U.S. Since 1945; America's National Monuments: The Politics of Preservation; On Rims and Ridges: The Los Alamos Area Since 1880; and Reopening the American West. He was featured in a four-hour television special, "Las Vegas," on the Arts and Entertainment network.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700606771
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Development of Western Resources Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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