Ghosts of the Fireground: Echoes of the Great Peshtigo Fire and the Calling of a Wildland Firefighter (Paperback)Peter M Leschak (author)
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In 2000, veteran wild-land firefighter Peter Leschak was faced with a hot and challenging fire season, tasked with the leadership of a helitack crew-an airborne fire team expected to be the "tip of the spear" on wildfire initial attacks. During that long summer he studied Father Peter Pernon's eyewitness account of the Pehstigo holocaust, and using his knowledge and experience as a firefighter, Leschak placed himself in Pernin's shoes, as much as possible being transported to the firestorm of 1871. Ghosts of the Fireground tells both tales: the horrific saga of Peshtigo, and the modern battles of a wildfire helicopter crew, seamlessly intertwining the stories to enhance them both.
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
"History, danger, and courage, intriguingly rendered." -Kirkus Reviews
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