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Zac Unger didnandrsquo;t feel like much of a fireman at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop. He couldnandrsquo;t keep his boots shined, and he looked terrible in his uniform. Working Fire is the story of how, from this unlikely beginning, Zac Unger came to feel at home among this close-knit tribe, came to master his workandrsquo;s demands, and came to know what it is to see the world through a firefighterandrsquo;s eyes. From the raw material of his daysandrsquo; workandmdash;alarm calls both harrowing and hilarious, moments of triumph and griefandmdash;Unger has forged a timeless story of finding oneandrsquo;s path, and a rousing adventure about the bravery and sacrifice of everyday heroes.

On the web: http://www.zacunger.com

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Zac Unger didn’t feel like much of a fireman at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop. He couldn’t keep his boots shined, and he looked terrible in his uniform. Working Fire is the story of how, from this unlikely beginning, Zac Unger came to feel at home among this close-knit tribe, came to master his work’s demands, and came to know what it is to see the world through a firefighter’s eyes. From the raw material of his days’ work—alarm calls both harrowing and hilarious, moments of triumph and grief—Unger has forged a timeless story of finding one’s path, and a rousing adventure about the bravery and sacrifice of everyday heroes.

On the web: http://www.zacunger.com

Synopsis:

This remarkable memoir, by turns funny and deeply moving, explores one man's coming into his calling and his transformation from ambivalent Ivy League grad to skilled and dedicated firefighter.

About the Author

Zac Unger is a firefighter and paramedic in Oakland, California. He has written about his life and work for the online magazine Slate. He is a graduate of Deep Springs College, Brown University, and UC Berkeley.

On the web: http://www.zacunger.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034957
Author:
Unger, Zac
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire fighters
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Fire fighters -- United States.
Subject:
Unger, Zac.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations on frontispiece
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44x5.54x.60 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143034957 Reviews:
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Zac Unger didn’t feel like much of a fireman at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop. He couldn’t keep his boots shined, and he looked terrible in his uniform. Working Fire is the story of how, from this unlikely beginning, Zac Unger came to feel at home among this close-knit tribe, came to master his work’s demands, and came to know what it is to see the world through a firefighter’s eyes. From the raw material of his days’ work—alarm calls both harrowing and hilarious, moments of triumph and grief—Unger has forged a timeless story of finding one’s path, and a rousing adventure about the bravery and sacrifice of everyday heroes.

On the web: http://www.zacunger.com

"Synopsis" by , This remarkable memoir, by turns funny and deeply moving, explores one man's coming into his calling and his transformation from ambivalent Ivy League grad to skilled and dedicated firefighter.

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