Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters

Author:   Cary J. Griffith
Publisher:   University of Minnesota Press
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9781517903411


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   08 May 2018
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Author:   Cary J. Griffith
Publisher:   University of Minnesota Press
Imprint:   University of Minnesota Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN:  

9781517903411


ISBN 10:   1517903416
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   08 May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Professional & Vocational
Replaced By:   9781517903428
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Contents Map of the Ham Lake Fire Abbreviations Prologue: Bob Monehan's Place Before the Storm 1. Stephen Posniak 2. The Weather Begins to Turn 3. The Burning of Windigo Lodge Fire Day One 4. Preparation 5. Volunteers and Water 6. Posniak Strikes the Match 7. First Responders 8. A Growing Firefight 9. Witnesses 10. An Interrupted Journey 11. Front Lines 12. Questions 13. Spotting Out of Control Fire Day Two 14. An Alarming Glow 15. The Evacuation Moves Forward and a Burnout Goes Awry 16. Managing Chaos 17. The Long Afternoon 18. Fire at the Tip of the Bay 19. Last Stand Fire Day Three 20. Saving the Seagull Guard Station 21. In the Heart of the Heart of the Flames 22. Shock 23. The First Burn Out The Big Burn Out 24. Backfire 25. Fire down the Line 26. Ham Lake Fire, Days 6-11 Aftermath 27. The Investigation 28. The Indictment Epilogue Sources and Acknowledgments Index

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Skillfully wielding his narrative talent, Cary J. Griffith leads readers into the blistering heart of the 2007 Ham Lake fire, one of the most destructive in Minnesota history. --Peter M. Leschak, author of Ghosts of the Fireground and Letters from Side Lake Cary J. Griffith invites his readers beneath the smoke and flames of a running crown wildfire to show us the massive coordinated response to one camper's carelessness. His precise research and his clearheaded storytelling serve admirably to underscore the skill, selfless dedication, and love of place and community that sustained foresters, firefighters, outfitters, pilots, food suppliers, and residents through a truly heroic struggle. --Cheri Register, author of The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape Gunflint Burning brings the adrenaline, the falling ash, the smell of smoke, and the jarring scream of a crown fire to its detailed narrative of a wildfire in one of America's best-loved wilderness areas. Cary J. Griffith carries the reader over portages, across lakes, and through burning cabins to show how wildfire increasingly burns through our lives. --Rocky Barker, author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America In Gunflint Burning, Cary Griffith has penned the consummate story of one of the great wildfire disasters in the history of Minnesota. Expertly reported and cleverly written, this account of the Ham Lake fire of 2007 reads like a thriller and an environmental treatise all in one. This is no coincidence, given Griffith's bona fides. Gunflint Burning is one of those rare books for just about anyone. --Peter Geye, author of Wintering


Skillfully wielding his narrative talent, Cary J. Griffith leads readers into the blistering heart of the 2007 Ham Lake fire, one of the most destructive in Minnesota history. --Peter M. Leschak, author of Ghosts of the Fireground and Letters from Side Lake Cary J. Griffith invites his readers beneath the smoke and flames of a running crown wildfire to show us the massive coordinated response to one camper's carelessness. His precise research and his clearheaded storytelling serve admirably to underscore the skill, selfless dedication, and love of place and community that sustained foresters, firefighters, outfitters, pilots, food suppliers, and residents through a truly heroic struggle. --Cheri Register, author of The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape Gunflint Burning brings the adrenaline, the falling ash, the smell of smoke, and the jarring scream of a crown fire to its detailed narrative of a wildfire in one of America's best-loved wilderness areas. Cary J. Griffith carries the reader over portages, across lakes, and through burning cabins to show how wildfire increasingly burns through our lives. --Rocky Barker, author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America In Gunflint Burning, Cary Griffith has penned the consummate story of one of the great wildfire disasters in the history of Minnesota. Expertly reported and cleverly written, this account of the Ham Lake fire of 2007 reads like a thriller and an environmental treatise all in one. This is no coincidence, given Griffith's bona fides. Gunflint Burning is one of those rare books for just about anyone. --Peter Geye, author of Wintering


Skillfully wielding his narrative talent, Cary J. Griffith leads readers into the blistering heart of the 2007 Ham Lake fire, one of the most destructive in Minnesota history. --Peter M. Leschak, author of Ghosts of the Fireground and Letters from Side Lake Cary J. Griffith invites his readers beneath the smoke and flames of a running crown wildfire to show us the massive coordinated response to one camper's carelessness. His precise research and his clearheaded storytelling serve admirably to underscore the skill, selfless dedication, and love of place and community that sustained foresters, firefighters, outfitters, pilots, food suppliers, and residents through a truly heroic struggle. --Cheri Register, author of The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape Gunflint Burning brings the adrenaline, the falling ash, the smell of smoke, and the jarring scream of a crown fire to its detailed narrative of a wildfire in one of America's best-loved wilderness areas. Cary J. Griffith carries the reader over portages, across lakes, and through burning cabins to show how wildfire increasingly burns through our lives. --Rocky Barker, author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America


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Cary J. Griffith is the author of four books, including Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods; Opening Goliath, winner of the 2010 Minnesota Book Award; Wolves, winner of a Midwest Book Award; and Sava

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