The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives

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Delsohn "(captures) the heart of what firefighting is all about--bringing order to chaos, walking into the worst moment in people's lives and making a difference . . . It's all here: the raw, dark humor; the triumphant victories; the heart-wrenching failures. . . . A graphic, poignant, and dead-on insider's view of the fire service" (John Gilstrap, author of "Nathan's Run").

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While there's an abundance of television shows about police officers and more than a few about emergency medical folks, lesser attention is paid to fire fighters and their day-to-day dealings with disaster. But Steve Delsohn has found a wealth of material by interviewing scads of fire fighters across the country, from smoke jumpers flown in to fight forest fires to crews in action-filled urban departments. You learn the humorous lingo of fire fighting, where "putting the wet stuff on the red stuff" is paramount. You'll also relive more than a few gripping, emotional stories--the kind that might make good fodder for a drama series.

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Steve Delsohn has written several acclaimed books about sports, including the New York Times bestseller Out of Bounds with NFL great Jim Brown. He is the author of two previous oral histories, The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives and Talking Irish: The Oral History of Notre Dame Football. Delsohn is also a correspondent for ESPN television. A native of Chicago, he now lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with his wife and three daughters.

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