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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
Review
"Maclean is always with the brave young dead....They could not have found a storyteller with a better claim to represent their honor....A great book." James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
Staff Pick
Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (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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"Stephen Pyne has done more than any single person to shape our understanding of the history and ecology of fire. This volume is a powerful synthesis and application of that understanding for the development of sound policies for the management of fire... (read more)

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Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire
Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire
by John N Maclean
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An expert's report on why wildland fires keep getting hotter, bigger, and more dangerous to the men and women who fight them Are wilderness fires now a tragic and enduring feature of the American landscape? John N. Maclean, author of the acclaimed Fire... (read more)

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Ghosts of the Fireground
Ghosts of the Fireground
by Peter M Leschak
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“Leschak does an excellent job of evoking both the terror and the majesty of a raging fire.” The New... (read more)

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The Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing for and Surviving the Threat of Wildfire
The Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing for and Surviving the Threat of Wildfire
by Clyde Soles
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Devastating wildfires are increasing in size and ferocity nationwide. If you live in or near wilderness, sooner or later fire will happen. Fortunately you can prepare for it, and preparations don't have to cost a fortune. This highly detailed and... (read more)

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Fire on the Rim: A Firefighter's Season at the Grand Canyon
Fire on the Rim: A Firefighter's Season at the Grand Canyon
by Stephen J. Pyne
Book News Annotation
Reprint (of 1989 ed.) with a new preface. Pyne (American Studies, Arizona State U., MacArthur awardee) recounts his 15 years as an active firefighter on the North Rim. A lyric, articulate, swift book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR... (read more)

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Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910
Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910
by Stephen Pyne
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Pyne (life sciences, Arizona State U.), a fire historian and former firefighter, recounts the fires that occurred in the summer of 1910 that burned millions of acres in the Northern Rockies and how US Forest Service fire policy was changed to full... (read more)

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Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest
Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest
by Ginger Adams Otis
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In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the FDNY tended horses. Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had... (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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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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Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
by John N. Maclean
About the Author
John N. Maclean's Fire on the Mountain was an MPIBA best nonfiction title of 2000. A newspaper reporter and longtime student of wildfire, he is the author of Fire and Ashes and The Thirtymile Fire, and he also assis-ted in the posthumous publication of... (read more)

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Firehouse
Firehouse
by David Halberstam
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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the... (read more)

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Rescue Men
Rescue Men
by Charles Kenney
About the Author
Charles Kenney is an author and former journalist at The Boston Globe. He is the co-author of the nonfiction books Keep the Faith, Change the Church and the author of John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio as well as the novels The Last Man, Code of... (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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Go Tell It on the Mountain: Fire Lookout Stories and Dispatches
Go Tell It on the Mountain: Fire Lookout Stories and Dispatches
by Jackie John Maughan
Book News Annotation
These 29 essays written by authors, teachers, and environmentalists form a kind of community--that of the fire lookout. Their writing reflects a diversity of experience and some common threads: chosen isolation, silence, natural beauty and power, a... (read more)

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The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk about Their Lives
The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk about Their Lives
by Steve Delsohn
About the Author
Steve Delsohn has written several acclaimed books about sports, including the New York Times bestseller Out of Bounds with NFL great Jim Brown. He is the author of two previous oral histories, The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives and... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman Maclean
Review
andldquo;This 1992 masterpiece of literary nonfiction is a taut, terrifying yet poetic account of how, in 1949, thirteen young firefighters lost their lives while fighting a conflagration in a remote, steeply sloped part of western Montana. Macleanand... (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
About the Author
Tom Wolf is a native westerner and independent ecologist. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.... (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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