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The Resource Hail of fire : a man and his family face natural disaster, Randy Fritz

Hail of fire : a man and his family face natural disaster, Randy Fritz

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Hail of fire : a man and his family face natural disaster
Title
Hail of fire
Title remainder
a man and his family face natural disaster
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Randy Fritz
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Language
eng
Summary
"Every year people watch in shock as homes are destroyed and communities devastated by natural disasters. As the media arrives, the information that is reported is mainly statistical. The horror of living through and recovering from the experience is rarely told because almost no one has the emotional strength to speak out while the smoke is still in the air or the floodwaters are still receding. The stories of a disaster's most important effects--which unfold slowly and invisibly for months and sometimes years--are never told. That is, until now. Hail of Fire : A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster is an intimate account of the third worst wildfire in U.S. history, and the worst in the history of Texas. It is a memoir about what happened to Randy Fritz, an artist turned politician turned public policy leader, and his family during and after, combining a searing account of the fire as it grew to apocalyptic strength with universal themes of loss, grief, and the rebuilding of one's life after a calamitous event. The wildfire itself was traumatic to those who witnessed it and suffered its immediate aftermath. But the most significant impact came in the months and years following, as families grieved, struggled to adapt to their new world, and accepted the destruction of an iconic forest of internationally acclaimed great natural beauty--the Lost Pines. Neighbors once close worried about or could not find one another, while others discovered new friendships that transcended the boundaries of race, class, and family lineage. Fritz, a man who previously held the highest elective office in his local community, struggled as his wife, Holly, and their youngest daughter, Miranda, tried to make sense of their losses. He never imagined the impact this disaster would have on them individually and as a family, as well as the emotional toll he would pay and the journey to make sense of it all. While natural disasters seem increasingly common, deeply personal and redemptive accounts of them are less so. Hail of Fire is an unflinching story of how a man and his tight-knit family found grace after a wildfire took everything. Fritz's hard-won insights provide inspiration to anyone with a quest to figure out what truly matters, particularly those who have undergone an unexpected and life-changing event and those who love and care for them"--
Summary
""An intimate, first-person account of the Bastrop County Complex fire of 2011, which was the third worst wildfire in U.S. history and the worst in the history of Texas. This is Fritz's memoir of the emotional turmoil and hard-won insights that come withrebuilding one's life after a calamitous event"--
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contains biographical information
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10429076
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DLC
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1955-
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Fritz, Randy
Dewey number
363.37/90976432
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wildfires
  • Natural disasters
  • Bastrop County (Tex.)
  • Fritz, Randy
  • Fritz, Randy
  • Disaster victims
  • Wildfires
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Bastrop County (Tex.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
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a man and his family face natural disaster
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Hail of fire : a man and his family face natural disaster, Randy Fritz
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn890181235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781595342591
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)890181235
Label
Hail of fire : a man and his family face natural disaster, Randy Fritz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890181235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9781595342591
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890181235

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