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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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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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Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
by Rocky Barker
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In 1988, forest fires raged in Yellowstone National Park, destroying more than a million acres. As the nation watched the land around Old Faithful burn, a longstanding conflict over fire management reached a fever pitch. Should the U.S. Park and Forest... (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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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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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
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When, on the morning of July 3, 1994, the site of a forest fire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado was wrongly recorded as taking place at South Canyon, it became the first of a series of seemingly small human errors that, three days later, led to the... (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
Review
"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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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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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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Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job
Pride & Ownership: A Firefighter's Love of the Job
by Rick Lasky
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This book serves as a guide for the seasoned veteran, the new firefighter and everyone in between, bringing them together for what it all takes to have that love for the job. Each chapter addresses the next step in the leadership chain that is necessary... (read more)

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Fighting Fire
Fighting Fire
by Caroline Paul
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She fought the prejudice. She fought the stereotype. Then she fought the greatest force of all-- fire. When the San Francisco Fire Department broke their all-male rule to hire women, Caroline Paul never thought she'd be chosen. She had already enrolled... (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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