Our Book Club’s Selection for March

 Teddy Roosevelt & The Fire That Saved AmericaOn August 20, 1910, a roaring wind galvanized the small fires already affecting the dry, kindling-like national forests of the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana into a virtually unstoppable inferno. Scrambling to avert disaster, forest rangers recruited all available men, from college boys to immigrants in the mining camps, to help battle the flames. With this riveting story of man’s battle against nature, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan also interweaves the story of some larger-than-life characters who selflessly saved many lives, such as Ranger Ed Pulaski and Ranger Joe Halm. Oh yeah, and a couple of pioneers in national conservation: President Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot.

The Mt. Pleasant Library Book Club meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at La Casa, located right next door to the interim library. For more information, contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov.