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Young Men and Fire (Paperback)
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Young Men and Fire (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 01/08/1993
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The true story of the US Forest Service's firefighters, the Smokejumpers, who parachuted into a remote forest fire in Montana on August 5th 1949. Three hours later, twelve of them were dead or fatally burned.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226500621
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 214 x 142 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition


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"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. Maclean . . . is unsparing in his prose and dogged in his reporting, piecing together the elements that led to more than a dozen men suffocating and burning to death. The story, which I've read at least four times now, is agonizing to read, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. It is also one of the most pleasurable experiences I've had."--Anna Holmes "New York Times Book Review, "Bookends" "
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. Maclean . . . is unsparing in his prose and dogged in his reporting, piecing together the elements that led to more than a dozen men suffocating and burning to death. The story, which I ve read at least four times now, is agonizing to read, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. It is also one of the most pleasurable experiences I ve had. --Anna Holmes "New York Times Book Review, "Bookends" ""
-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. Maclean . . . is unsparing in his prose and dogged in his reporting, piecing together the elements that led to more than a dozen men suffocating and burning to death. The story, which I've read at least four times now, is agonizing to read, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. It is also one of the most pleasurable experiences I've had.---Anna Holmes -New York Times Book Review, -Bookends- -

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