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Synopsis: An expert’s report from the front lines where wildland fires keep getting hotter, bigger, and more dangerous to the men and women who fight them
In 2002, more than seven million acres were burned at a fire-fighting cost of over a billion dollars. Are wilderness fires now a tragic and enduring feature of the American landscape? John N. Maclean, author of the acclaimed Fire on the Mountain, offers a view from the front lines, combining action-packed storytelling with moving insights about firefighters and informed analysis of firefighting strategy past and present.
Beginning with a riveting account of the worst case of arson in wildfire history, the 1953 Rattlesnake Fire in Mendocino National Forest, which claimed the lives of fifteen firefighters, Maclean explains the mysterious dynamics of fire, and the courage and techniques required to combat it. One such mystery underlines the life- threatening 1999 Sadler Fire in Nevada when a line of flames suddenly blew up, trapping six firefighters mistakenly placed in harm’s way. For the final story Maclean returns to Mann Gulch, the site of his father’s classic Young Men and Fire, to interview the last survivor of the worst disaster in the history of smoke jumping. From it we understand why fatal fires burn for generations.
Offering a prescient view of the inevitable conflict between people, property, and nature, Fire and Ashes presents a riveting and emotional story, one that in many ways John Maclean was destined to tell.
About the Author:
John N. Maclean was a writer, reporter, and editor for the Chicago Tribune for thirty years. His first book, Fire on the Mountain, was the MPBA best nonfiction title of 1999. A longtime student of wildfire, he assisted in the posthumous publication of Young Men and Fire, which was written by his father, Norman Maclean. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and
Title: Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of ...
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition... Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. The author explains the mystery and unpredicable power of forest fires and the personalities of the men and women who fight them. He explores why wildfires keep getting hotter, bigger, and more dangerous to the fire fighters. He explains the dynamics of fire and the techniques and courage required to combat it. And he discusses the dynamics of some historical forest fires. 238 pages with index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 2003, Henry Holt and Co., New York, New York, USA. Bookseller Inventory # 024666
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020805072128
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. 2003 - Hardback with dustjacket. First Edition, First Printing. Book is in very good condition. Book has small stain on back cover, light shelf wear. Dustjacket has light shelf wear, light rubbing. Free tracking with domestic orders. MD SKU-6935034. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-6935034