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Last Man Down: A New York City Fire Chief and the Collapse of the World Trade Center


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On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard "Pitch" Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn-and then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. Where he made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buried-for more than four hours after the building's collapse.

This is the harrowing true story of a true American hero, a man who thought nothing of himself-and gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City's-and the country's-darkest hours.


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Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto was the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center. He is a twenty-eight year veteran of the New York City Fire Department. For the past nine years, he has presided over FDNY's Battalion 11, covering Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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bafcfirefighter, October 18, 2007 (view all comments by bafcfirefighter)
This is an incredible story of a fire fighter who survived the collapse of the World Trade center. When 343 of his fellow fire fighters did not. I would highly recommend that everyone should read this book.
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A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center
Paisner, Daniel
Picciotto, Richard
Picciotto, Chief Richard Dfdny B.
Palsner, Daniel
Paisner, Daniel
Paisner, Daniel
Berkley Hardcover
New York
Specific Groups
Historical - U.S.
Fire fighters
Rescue work
Building failures
Personal Memoirs
Specific Groups - General
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
World Trade Center
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9.24x6.36x1.01 in. 1.11 lbs.
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