Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters
By: Cary J. Griffith
Gunflint Burning is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events around the Ham Lake fire of 2--7, one of the largest wildfires in Minnesota history. In the sharp detail, Cary J. Griffith describes the key events of the fire as theu unfold, transporting readers to the front lines of an epic struggle that was heroic, tragic, and sublime.
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 a 2010 Minnesota Book Award; Wolves, winner of a Midwest Book Award; and Savage Minnesota, which was published serially in the Star Tribune. He lives in Rosmount, Minnesota.
"Gunflint Burning is a cautionary tale for anyone who has kindled a warming blaze while camping. But it's also about the consequences of carelessness, the depth of community, the value of knife-edge coordination, and perhaps most of all how an expanse of lakes and rocks and trees in northernmost Minnesota can inspire people to worl past exhaustion to save it." -Star Tribune
"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. Gunflint Burning is one of those rare books for just about anyone."-Peter Geye, author of Wintering
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