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GUNFLINT BURNING event at REI Bloomington with Cary Griffith

When Aug 21, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where REI, 750 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN 55420
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Griffith_Gunflint coverCary Griffith will be at REI in Bloomington on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and 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.


"Gunflint Burning is a cautionary tale for anyone who’s 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 work past exhaustion to save it." —Star Tribune


"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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