by | Sep 25, 2019

Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands By John Clayton (Pegasus Books, 276 pages, $27.95) After the Civil War what would become the western United States quickly became a national commodity to be exploited. “The…

by | Dec 20, 2018

In August, 1910, a huge fire burned three million acres (destroying whole towns and taking 87 lives) in Washington state, Idaho, Montana, and adjacent Canada. This has come down to us as “The Big Burn,” the title of a 2009…

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