Courtwright’s first book covers hot topic–prairie fires

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Julie Courtwright’s first book is a comprehensive look at a hot topic – prairie fires. Courtwright, assistant professor of history, is the author of Prairie Fire – A Great Plains History, published this year by the University Press of Kansas. The book studies the impacts of big and small fires, natural ones and those started by humans. It ranges from the Dakotas down to Texas and from the 16th century to modern days. More