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Ghosts of the fireground

echoes of the great Peshtigo fire and the calling of a wildland firefighter

by Peter M. Leschak

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by HarperSanFrancisco in [San Francisco] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Wisconsin,
  • Peshtigo Region
    • Subjects:
    • Leschak, Peter M., 1951-,
    • Pernin, Peter, 19th cent.,
    • Forest fire fighters -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Forest fires -- Wisconsin -- Peshtigo Region -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographic references (p. 267-269).

      StatementPeter M. Leschak.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD421.25.L47 A3 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 269 p. ;
      Number of Pages269
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3657786M
      ISBN 100062517775
      LC Control Number2002512650
      OCLC/WorldCa50153682

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