Fire On The Mountain

Author: John N. Maclean
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743410386
Size: 24.53 MB
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A gripping account of the tragic 1994 South Canyon forest fire that killed fourteen firefighters chronicles the string of seemingly small human blunders that contributed to the tragedy. Reprint.

Young Men And Fire

Author: Norman Maclean
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645035X
Size: 29.73 MB
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It tells one of the most infamous stories in the history of wildland firefighting: 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 ...

Fire On The Mountain

Author: Terry Bisson
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604862580
Size: 32.26 MB
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Presenting an alternative version of African American history, this novel explores what might have happened if John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry had been successful.

Fire And Ashes

Author: John N. Maclean
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805072129
Size: 60.68 MB
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A history of American wildfires recounts the most significant fires, sharing front-line stories, past and present firefighting strategies, and the apparent increase in fire occurrence and intensity in recent years.

A Great Day To Fight Fire

Author: Mark Matthews
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806184876
Size: 73.28 MB
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In retelling the story of Mann Gulch, he draws on the testimony of the three survivors—including never-before-published insights from the last living member of the team—and interviews with former smoke jumpers of that era.

The Fire Line

Author: Fernanda Santos
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250054043
Size: 67.90 MB
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“In Fernanda Santos’ expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family love.

Jumping Fire

Author: Murry A. Taylor
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547541074
Size: 12.64 MB
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In Jumping Fire, Taylor recounts in thrilling detail one summer of parachuting out of planes to battle blazes in the vast, rugged wilderness of Alaska, with tales of training, digging fire lines, run-ins with bears, and the heroics of ...

Year Of The Fires

Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780878425440
Size: 17.48 MB
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The blazes also illuminated a national debate raging about fire policy. Year of the Fires is the fascinating story of that catastrophic year and its pivotal role in establishing how we deal with forest fire in this country.

The Esperanza Fire

Author: John Maclean
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 1619020718
Size: 79.30 MB
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Relates the events of the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California, the tragic deaths of a five-man Forest Service engine crew, and the high-profile murder trial of the person convicted for setting the fire.

Fire On The Rim

Author: Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805226
Size: 63.34 MB
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In this lively account of one [fire] season, Pyne introduces us to the tightly knit world of a fire crew, to the complex geography of the North Rim, to the technique and changing philosophy of fire management.