Book Discussion on Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire

Mr. Maclean talked about his book Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire, published by Henry Holt and… read more

Mr. Maclean talked about his book Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire, published by Henry Holt and Company. He described the wildfire fighting and the last 100 years of federal wildfire policy, including several historic wildfires such as the 1953 Rattlesnake fire in Mendocino National Forest, the worst arson case in history which resulted in the death of 15 firefighters; the Mann Gulch fire in which several smoke jumpers were killed after a planning disaster; and the 2002 wildfire season, the worst on record. The wildfires of 2002 destroyed acreage equivalent to the size of New Hampshire, destroyed 2,000 homes, and killed twenty firefighters. The author talked about the development of wildfire policy from a bureaucratic necessity to an issue on the forefront of Western politics in recent years. He also answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 6, 2003
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 2006

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  • Jul 06, 2003 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 06, 2003 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 14, 2003 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2003 | 1:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2006 | 6:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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