1948 1st edition; Random House publishers, New York; hardbound with red boards and black lettering; no dust jacket; quite good conditon with unmarked pages; Illustrtated maps endpapers.
George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American historian, toponymist, novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.
A novel about a fire that threatens to destroy a huge western forest. Book endpaper shows maps of the fictional forest fire that this novel creatively recounts. Companion novel to the author's "Storm"; pitting m an against the most capricious and violent of the four elements.