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Gunflint Burning event at the Waterville Public Library

University of Minnesota Press
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Cary Griffith will be at the Waterville Public Library on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation 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.

"In Gunflint Burning, Cary 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

Read more about the book here: http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/gunflint-burning.