Fire Season is set on a US Forest Service firefighting crew stationed in Southern California and working throughout the West in the mid-1960's. A significant presence in the West, the US Forest Service is little treated in fiction. Many readers have no exposure to the role of the Forest Service in firefighting beyond some gauzy notion of smokejumpers, lookouts, and Smokey the Bear. Yet since WW II, tens of thousands of seasonal firefighters have been the primary line of defense against forest fires of increasing ecological ...

Fire Season 2014, Stephen F. Austin University Press

ISBN-13: 9781622880485

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