Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | October 23, 2014

    Kathryn Harrison: IMG On Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured



    I'm always sorry to finish a book, to let go of characters I love, people I've struggled to understand for years, people who evolve before me.... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
6 Local Warehouse Safety- Fire

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words

by

Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

An unforgettable journey through the daily lives of the brave men and women who have made saving lives their profession.

Dennis Smith, author of Report from Engine Co. 82, traveled across the country talking to dozens of Americas firefighters to put together this powerful collection of their own descriptions of their most dramatic and intense experiences on the job. Their stories, compiled here, are timeless testimonies to the human capacity for heroism and nobility.

Focusing on the most courageous firefighters, from those who have been decorated for heroism to those who have been seriously injured, Firefighters presents the extraordinarily rich and rugged voices of men and women who fight urban building fires, who battle sweeping forest fires, who perform emergency rescues, and who face extreme danger and risk as part of their everyday lives. Sometimes brave, sometimes funny, sometimes bittersweet or filled with anger, these voices combine to make Firefighters both a riveting adventure drama and a moving chronicle of American heroism at its finest.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, bestselling author Smith gives readers a riveting chronicle of American heroism at its best. "Firefighters, " a powerful collection of stories as told by some of America's most decorated firefighters, is an unforgettable journey through the daily lives of these courageous men and women.

About the Author

Dennis Smith grew up in the tenements of New York's East side. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he was appointed to the New York Fire Department. An active firefighter for 18 years, he retired to become the publisher and editor in chief of Firehouse Magazine, a Honorary Deputy Chief of the New York City Fire Department and Chairman of the New York Academy of Art. He has written several books about firemen, four of which have been New York Times bestsellers, including Report from Engine Co. #82, and Firefighting in America. He is also the author of the novels, The Final Fire, Glitter and Ash, and Steely Blue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767913072
Author:
Smith, Dennis
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Fire fighters
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Fire fighters -- United States.
Subject:
Fire fighters -- United States -- Attitudes.
Subject:
Professional Responsibility
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[no. 582]
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGE B/W PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.99x5.17x.73 in. .63 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Mattimeo (Redwall Vol. Three) Used Mass Market $2.50
  2. DragonLance: The Black Wing Used Mass Market $4.50
  3. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1:...
    Used Hardcover $0.50
  4. Athletic Shorts (92 Edition) Used Hardcover $10.00
  5. The Beet Fields: Memories of a... Used Mass Market $5.95
  6. Call Me Francis Tucket (Tucket... Used Mass Market $1.95

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Safety » Fire
History and Social Science » Americana » Fire Fighting
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief

Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.99 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767913072 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, bestselling author Smith gives readers a riveting chronicle of American heroism at its best. "Firefighters, " a powerful collection of stories as told by some of America's most decorated firefighters, is an unforgettable journey through the daily lives of these courageous men and women.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.