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GUNFLINT BURNING event at Piragis Northwoods Company with Cary Griffith

When May 31, 2018
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Piragis Northwoods Company, 105 N Central Ave., Ely, MN 55731
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Griffith_Gunflint coverCary Griffith will be at Piragis Northwoods Company on Thursday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. for a signing of his new book, Gunflint Burning: Fire in the Boundary Waters.

 

Gunflint Burning is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events around the Ham Lake fire of 2007, one of the largest wildfires in Minnesota history. In sharp detail, Cary J. Griffith describes the key events of the fire as they unfold, transporting readers to the front lines of an epic struggle that was at times heroic, tragic, and sublime.

 

"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

 

"In Gunflint Burning, Cary J. 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

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