Granite Mountain : the firsthand account of a tragic wildfire, its lone survivor, and the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Granite Mountain : the firsthand account of a tragic wildfire, its lone survivor, and the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice

Author: Brendan McDonough; Stephan Talty
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Named Person: Brendan McDonough; Brendan McDonough
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan McDonough; Stephan Talty
ISBN: 9780316308175 031630817X 9780316511568 0316511560
OCLC Number: 957505486
Notes: Originally published as My lost brothers.
"Soon to be a major motion picture."--Cover.
Description: 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: My lost brothers
Responsibility: Brendan McDonough, with Stephan Talty.

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"Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day."--

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