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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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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New afterword by the author

A Firefighter's story of survival and escape from the World Trade Center.

Synopsis:

The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse--and the last fireman to escape the devastation after being buried alive for four hours--tells his story. First time in paperback with a new Afterword.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425189887
With:
Paisner, Daniel
Publisher:
Berkley Books
With:
Paisner, Daniel
Author:
Picciotto, Richard
Author:
Paisner, Daniel
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Fire fighters
Subject:
Rescue work
Subject:
Building failures
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
108-13
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.82x4.24x.76 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New afterword by the author

A Firefighter's story of survival and escape from the World Trade Center.

"Synopsis" by , The highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse--and the last fireman to escape the devastation after being buried alive for four hours--tells his story. First time in paperback with a new Afterword.
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