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The romance of firefighting

Author: Robert S Holzman
Publisher: New York : Harper, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pictorial history of American fire protection from 1647 to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holzman, Robert S.
Romance of firefighting.
New York : Harper, 1956
(OCoLC)743161701
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Holzman
OCLC Number: 2943861
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: The romance never went away --
"Throw out your buckets!" --
"The glory of civilized life" --
The pride of belonging --
Firemen and community life --
Fire engines as works of art --
The sheer joy of fighting each other --
Muscles and courage and steam --
"The steamer! We'll ever adore you ..." --
The Civil War --
The professional manner --
The volunteers hold fast --
Parades --
Inventions, improvements and ingenuity --
Firehouses and pets --
Role of the insurance companies --
Fire horses --
A gallery of fire horses in action --
The passing of the horse --
Fire engines today.
Responsibility: by Robert S. Holzman.

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A pictorial history of American fire protection from 1647 to the present.

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