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Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire

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THE DRAMATIC TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SOUTH CANYON
FIRE — THE DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE THAT TOOK THE
LIVES OF FOURTEEN FIREFIGHTERS

In this acclaimed bestseller of investigative journalism, John N. Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This misidentification was the first in a string of seemingly minor human errors that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting as fourteen men and women firefighters — experts in their field — lost their lives battling the South Canyon blaze.

This stunning reconstruction of the fire and its aftermath, drawn from Maclean's exhaustive research and countless interviews, reveals fascinating insights into what went wrong, and how so many top-notch firefighters fell victim to nature at its most unforgiving. A page-turning adventure narrative brimming with action and intensity, Fire on the Mountain offers a powerful and indelible profile of a special breed of people who put their lives on the line as part of their daily jobs.

Synopsis:

Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon, leading to one of the greatest tragedies of firefighting. Winner of the Mountains and Plains Bestsellers Association's Best Nonfiction Book of 1999 Award. plus a 8-page B&W insert.

Synopsis:

THE DRAMATIC TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SOUTH CANYON

FIRE — THE DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE THAT TOOK THE

LIVES OF FOURTEEN FIREFIGHTERS

In this acclaimed bestseller of investigative journalism, John N. Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This misidentification was the first in a string of seemingly minor human errors that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting as fourteen men and women firefighters — experts in their field — lost their lives battling the South Canyon blaze.

This stunning reconstruction of the fire and its aftermath, drawn from Maclean's exhaustive research and countless interviews, reveals fascinating insights into what went wrong, and how so many top-notch firefighters fell victim to nature at its most unforgiving. A page-turning adventure narrative brimming with action and intensity, Fire on the Mountain offers a powerful and indelible profile of a special breed of people who put their lives on the line as part of their daily jobs.

About the Author

For thirty years John N. Maclean was a writer, reporter, and editor for the Chicago Tribune. Fire on the Mountain, his first book, was selected as the best nonfiction book of 1999 by the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association. He now divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Montana, and is at work on his next book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743410380
Subtitle:
The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
Author:
MacLean, John N.
Author:
MacLean, John N.
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Wildfires
Subject:
Prevention and control
Subject:
Trees & Forests
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Wildfires -- Colorado -- Garfield County.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.27x5.34x.72 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE - English 9780743410380 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon, leading to one of the greatest tragedies of firefighting. Winner of the Mountains and Plains Bestsellers Association's Best Nonfiction Book of 1999 Award. plus a 8-page B&W insert.
"Synopsis" by , THE DRAMATIC TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SOUTH CANYON

FIRE — THE DEVASTATING FOREST FIRE THAT TOOK THE

LIVES OF FOURTEEN FIREFIGHTERS

In this acclaimed bestseller of investigative journalism, John N. Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This misidentification was the first in a string of seemingly minor human errors that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting as fourteen men and women firefighters — experts in their field — lost their lives battling the South Canyon blaze.

This stunning reconstruction of the fire and its aftermath, drawn from Maclean's exhaustive research and countless interviews, reveals fascinating insights into what went wrong, and how so many top-notch firefighters fell victim to nature at its most unforgiving. A page-turning adventure narrative brimming with action and intensity, Fire on the Mountain offers a powerful and indelible profile of a special breed of people who put their lives on the line as part of their daily jobs.

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