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Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters
Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters
by Jason A. Ramos and Julian Smith
Staff Pick
Smokejumper is a fascinating look at the elite men and women who parachute into raging forest fires, risking their lives daily. Ramos provides a lively historical account of firefighting in the wilderness and takes us to the front lines, where fires can... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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"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
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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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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
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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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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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Rescue Men
Rescue Men
by Charles Kenney
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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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Fire: Nature and Culture (Reaktion Books - Earth)
Fire: Nature and Culture (Reaktion Books - Earth)
by Stephen J. Pyne
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For over 400 million years, fire has been an integral force on our planet. It can be as innocent as a bonfire or as destructive and lethal as a wildfire. Human history is rife with fires that have leveled citiesandmdash;the Fire of Moscow in 1812 that... (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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The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk about Their Lives
The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk about Their Lives
by Steve Delsohn
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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
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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
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Tom Wolf is a native westerner and independent ecologist. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.... (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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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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"Picciotto's account is one survivor's remarkable story... Its strength is its tone: conversational, free of literary pretense... The book is both grim and inspiring." —USA... (read more)

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Working Fire: The Making of a Fireman
Working Fire: The Making of a 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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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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102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
by Jim Dwyer
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The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted At 8:46 am on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers-reading e-mails, making trades... (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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