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The Resource On the burning edge : a fateful fire and the men who fought it, Kyle Dickman

On the burning edge : a fateful fire and the men who fought it, Kyle Dickman

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On the burning edge : a fateful fire and the men who fought it
Title
On the burning edge
Title remainder
a fateful fire and the men who fought it
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Dickman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This definitive account of the Yarnell Hill Fire is a heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters--the Granite Mountain Hotshots--walked together into the blaze, tools in their hands and fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. Journalist-firefighter Dickman brings to the story a professional firefighter's understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it's like to stand inside a raging fire--and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm's way in the coming years.--From publisher description
Summary
A definitive true account of the tragedy that gripped the nation—and resulted in the most firefighter deaths since 9/11—tells the full story of what happened on Arizona's Granite Mountain on June 30, 2013, where 19 wildland firefighters, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, lost their lives
Writing style
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10414771
Cataloging source
PNX
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Dickman, Kyle
Dewey number
363.37/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lighting
  • Forest Fires
  • Wildland fire suppression
  • Decision making
  • Specialty teams
  • Wildfires
  • Fires
  • Wildfire fighters
  • Response times
  • Firefighter fatalities
  • Yarnell (Ariz.)
Target audience
adult
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a fateful fire and the men who fought it
Label
On the burning edge : a fateful fire and the men who fought it, Kyle Dickman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tinderbox. The perfect profession ; Training day ; Marsh's crew ; First fire ; Justifiable risk -- The devouring fire. The dynamite and the wick ; To the east ; Bad memories ; Lessons learned ; In country not seen in daylight ; Tested ; We're still here ; Steed's crew -- One foot in the black. New starts ; Hometown pride ; Fire on the mountain ; Initial attack ; Eyes in the green ; Wind shift ; Evacuate immediately ; The space between ; Crossing the line ; After -- Epilogue
Control code
1106489
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780553392128
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553392128
  • (OCoLC)908344570
Label
On the burning edge : a fateful fire and the men who fought it, Kyle Dickman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tinderbox. The perfect profession ; Training day ; Marsh's crew ; First fire ; Justifiable risk -- The devouring fire. The dynamite and the wick ; To the east ; Bad memories ; Lessons learned ; In country not seen in daylight ; Tested ; We're still here ; Steed's crew -- One foot in the black. New starts ; Hometown pride ; Fire on the mountain ; Initial attack ; Eyes in the green ; Wind shift ; Evacuate immediately ; The space between ; Crossing the line ; After -- Epilogue
Control code
1106489
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780553392128
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553392128
  • (OCoLC)908344570

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