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Young men and fire

Author: Norman Maclean; Timothy Egan
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean  Read more...
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Named Person: Wag Dodge; Wag Dodge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Maclean; Timothy Egan
ISBN: 9780226475455 022647545X 9780226450353 022645035X
OCLC Number: 965154184
Description: xx, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Norman Maclean ; foreword by Timothy Egan.

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A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.--Amazon.

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A taut, terrifying yet poetic account. . . . 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 Read more...

 
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