In brief, this spring 2015 semester I’ll be co-teaching HPS 591/HSD 598 Masters of Nonfiction. Next fall I’ll teach Literary nonfiction (HPS 591). .
The graduate Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publication is active. For information please click here.
Regarding, research now that Fire: Nature and Culture and Fire on Earth: An Introduction, are finally in print, I’ll turn my attention to wrangling my sprawling modern fire history of the U.S. since 1960 into publication.
My major effort continues to be a survey of American fire history since 1960. The idea was to write two books, one a grand narrative (the play by play, as it were), and other other, a collection of essays (the color commentary). The narrative, Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America will be published in October, 2015. The commentary, To the Last Smoke, will be published as a suite of regional surveys soon afterwards. For details see the project website.
Recent commentaries of interest include an op/ed in the Arizona Republic on the Yarnell Hill tragedy, a survey of the American fire scene for the Washington Post, a general piece on why we are not at war with fire for Project Syndicate after the Black Forest fire in Colorado, and a tribute to Voyager the indomitable, now questing in interstellar space.
For more, try my author website.
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