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On August 5, 1949, a crew of 15 of the U.S. Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in Montana wilderness. Less than an hour later, all but three were dead or fatally burned in a "blowup," an explosive 2,000 degree firestorm 300 feet deep and 200 feet tall. Winner of a 1992 National Book Critic Award, Young Men and Fire consumed 14 years of Norman Maclean's life. He sifted through grief and controversy in search of the truth about the Mann Gulch tragedy, then wrote about it in excruciating detail. The sobering story of the worst disaster in the history of the Forest Service also embraces the themes of honor, death, compassion, rebirth, and the human spirit.

About the Author

NORMAN MACLEAN grew up in and around Missoula, Montana, where he worked in logging camps and for the U.S. Forest Service. He attended Dartmouth College and taught English for 46 years at the University of Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598875935
Author:
Maclean, Norman
Publisher:
Highbridge Classics
Read by:
MacLean, John
Read:
MacLean, John
Author:
MacLean, Norman
Author:
MacLean, John
Subject:
Nature-Natural Disasters
Subject:
NATURE / Trees and Forests
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
NATURE / Plants / Trees
Edition Description:
Unabridged; 6 hours on 5 CDs
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.94x5.26x.65 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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Science and Mathematics » Botany » Trees and Shrubs
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Trees
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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