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Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire (Harvest Book)

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Fighting fires since 1965, veteran smokejumper Murry Taylor finally retired from his legendary career after last summer-the worst fire season in more than fifty years. After three decades of parachuting out of planes and battling blazes in the vast, rugged wilderness of Alaska and the West, Taylor recounts in Jumping Fire, with passion and honesty, stories of man versus nature at its most furious and unforgiving. He shares what it's like to hear the deafening roar, to smell the acrid burn, to feel the intense heat, to breathe the thick fumes, and to finally run for your life with exploding flames two hundred feet high and a mile wide licking at your heels.

Written with a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, "Jumping Fire is a tale of love and loss, life and death, and sheer hard work, set in an unforgiving and unforgettable landscape, that's second only to Norman Maclean's classic Young Men and Fire" (Publishers Weekly).

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A gut-wrenching and compelling memoir "for readers who like books like The Perfect Storm" (Library Journal)

Synopsis:

Written with a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, "Jumping Fire" recounts Taylor's three decades parachuting out of planes and fighting fires in the vast, rugged wilderness of the West, told within the framework of one thrilling season. Includes a new Afterword on the fires of summer 2000.

About the Author

Murry A. Taylor was a smokejumper on and off for more than thirty years. He was the oldest active smokejumper at the time of his retirement in 2000, and the oldest ever to do the job. He lives in northern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156013970
Author:
Taylor, Murry A.
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Wildfires
Subject:
Smokejumpers.
Subject:
Smokejumping.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Taylor, Murry A
Subject:
Smokejumping - United States
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
1-4
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map; no photo insert
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1.12 lb

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A gut-wrenching and compelling memoir "for readers who like books like The Perfect Storm" (Library Journal)

"Synopsis" by , Written with a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, "Jumping Fire" recounts Taylor's three decades parachuting out of planes and fighting fires in the vast, rugged wilderness of the West, told within the framework of one thrilling season. Includes a new Afterword on the fires of summer 2000.

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