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The thirtymile fire : a chronicle of bravery & betrayal

Author: John N Maclean
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Holt paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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"The Thirtymile Fire in the North Cascade Range near the Canadian border of Washington began as a simple mop-up operation; in a few hours, a series of catastrophic errors led to the entrapment and deaths of four of the fire crew--two teenage girls and two young men. Each had brought order and meaning to their lives by joining the firefighting world. Then the very flames they pursued turned on them, extinguishing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John N Maclean
ISBN: 9780805083309 0805083308
OCLC Number: 150384787
Description: x, 241 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John N. Maclean.

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The Thirtymile Fire in the North Cascade Range near the Canadian border of Washington began as a simple mop-up operation; in a few hours, a series of catastrophic errors led to the entrapment and  Read more...

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