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So Others Might Live: A History of New York's Bravest--The Fdny from 1700 to the Present

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Publisher Comments:

In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have played an integral part in the life of New York. So Others Might Live also offers a new view of the building of modern urban America and the social turbulence of New York from the 1700s to the present day.

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"A useful and relentless reminder of the scourge of fire--a weapon of terror long before 2001--and the routine heroism of the city's firefighters."-- New York Times

Synopsis:

"A useful and relentless reminder of the scourge of fire--a weapon of terror long before 2001--and the routine heroism of the city's firefighters."-- New York Times

About the Author

Terry Golway, columnist and City Editor of The New York Observer, is a frequent contributor to the Irish Echo, American Heritage, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. He is the co-author of The Irish in America, and the author of For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes, and Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465027415
Author:
Golway, Terry
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Disaster Relief & Rescue Operations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 23 oz

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