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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman Maclean
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)

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Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara
Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara
by Colleen Morton Busch
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The "vivid" and "electrifying" true story of how five monks saved the oldest Zen Buddhist monastery in the United States from wildfire (San Francisco Chronicle). When a massive wildfire surrounded Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, five monks risked their... (read more)

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The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, And The Agony Of Engine 57
The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, And The Agony Of Engine 57
by John N. Maclean
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When a jury returns to a packed courtroom to announce its verdict in a capital murder case every noise, even a scraped chair or an opening door, resonates like a high-tension cable snap. Spectators stop rustling in their seats; prosecution and defense... (read more)

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Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center
Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center
by Dennis Smith
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"The first-person narratives in this account of the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center constitute a tremendously powerful chronicle of September 11th. The language of the firefighters and police officers is blunt and vivid, the details are sharply... (read more)

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Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires
Tending Fire: Coping with America's Wildland Fires
by Stephen Pyne
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The wildfires that spread across Southern California in the fall of 2003 were devastating in their scale-twenty-two deaths, thousands of homes destroyed and many more threatened, hundreds of thousands of acres burned. What had gone wrong? And why, after... (read more)

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Rescue Men
Rescue Men
by Charles Kenney
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The men in Charles Kenney's family have been drawn to firefighting since his grandfather Charles "Pops" Kenney joined the Boston Fire Department in 1932. In his working class, Irish-Catholic neighborhood, there were other jobs that offered a decent wage,... (read more)

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Report from Engine Co. 82
Report from Engine Co. 82
by Dennis Smith
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From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.... (read more)

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Hellroaring: The Life and Times of a Fire Bum
Hellroaring: The Life and Times of a Fire Bum
by Peter M Leschak
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Reviewed in the New York Times, award-winning author Peter Leschak chronicles his adventures as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter. From fighting fires in the swamps of northern Minnesota to the huge mountain fires of Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming, Peter... (read more)

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San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires
San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires
by Dennis Smith
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At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In... (read more)

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Working Fire: The Making of an Accidental Fireman
Working Fire: The Making of an Accidental Fireman
by Zac Unger
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Zac Unger didnandrsquo;t feel like much of a fireman at first. Most of his fellow recruits seemed to have planned for the job all their lives; he was an Ivy League grad responding to an ad at a bus stop. He couldnandrsquo;t keep his boots shined, and he... (read more)

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In Fire's Way: A Practical Guide to Life in the Wildfire Danger Zone
In Fire's Way: A Practical Guide to Life in the Wildfire Danger Zone
by Thomas Wolf
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A fire fighting tool for homeowners and firefighters alike, this guide discusses both the properties of wildfires and ways to minimize damage. Authored by an environmental journalist with advanced degrees in forestry, it is a must-have book designed to... (read more)

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Report from Ground Zero
Report from Ground Zero
by Dennis Smith
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The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattans... (read more)

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Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire (Harvest Book)
Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire (Harvest Book)
by Murray A Taylor
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Fighting fires since 1965, veteran smokejumper Murry Taylor finally retired from his legendary career after last summer-the worst fire season in more than fifty years. After three decades of parachuting out of planes and battling blazes in the vast... (read more)

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Last Man Down: A New York City Fire Chief and the Collapse of the World Trade Center
Last Man Down: A New York City Fire Chief and the Collapse of the World Trade Center
by Richard Picciotto
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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... (read more)

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3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It
3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It
by Sean Flynn
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In the fading industrial city of Worcester, Massachusetts, there are men whose jobs are to brave danger, endure long shifts, and trust other men with their lives. Like their counterparts in cities and small towns everywhere, they are firefighters, and... (read more)

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To Sleep with the Angels (Illinois)
To Sleep with the Angels (Illinois)
by David Cowan
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If burying a child has a special poignancy, the tragedy at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago almost forty years ago was an extraordinary moment of grief. One of the deadliest fires in American history, it took the lives of ninety-two children and... (read more)

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Season of Fire Four Months on the Fi
Season of Fire Four Months on the Fi
by Douglas Gantenbein
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On July 10, 2001, in northern Washington state, a rain of burning embers trapped two civilians and thirteen firefighters in a steeply walled canyon. With a roar heard thirty miles away, flames and black smoke swept overhead-leaving four firefighters dead.... (read more)

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Birth of the Bravest: A History of the New York Fire Department from 1609 to 1887
Birth of the Bravest: A History of the New York Fire Department from 1609 to 1887
by Augustine Costello
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They are called "the Bravest." They are the New York City Fire Department, ordinary men who put themselves on the line every day to save lives, and this is a chronicle of their early history. Birth of the Braves traces the history of New York... (read more)

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The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse
by Tom Downey
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"An insightful, dramatic and emotional tale that deserves a place alongside Dennis Smith's classic firefighting memoir, Report from Engine Co. 82." -Terry Golway, New York Post Brooklyn's Rescue 2 has long been known as one of the country's top... (read more)

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