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Fire

Junger, Sebastian

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ISBN 10: 0393010465 / ISBN 13: 9780393010466
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
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Fine book, fine unclipped jacket, 2001 First printing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 224 clean bright unmarked pages, yellow marbled boards with red title on the front 1/3 black cloth spine with silver and red lettering, jacket has a color photo of a raging fire on the front cover, black and gold lettering, jacket is in a mylar cover, b/w photo of the author is on the back jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001159

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Title: Fire

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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First Edition. First Printing. DJ condition: small creases and tiny tear on the DJ. Labels on DJ. Pages are clean and binding is tight.

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The events explored in Fire focus on "people confronting situations that could easily destroy them," and as he demonstrated in The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger is skilled at breaking such situations down to their core elements. In this exciting book, he reports on raging forest fires in the Western U.S, war zones in Kosovo and Afghanistan, the deadly diamond trade in Sierra Leone, the plight of travelers kidnapped by guerrillas in Kashmir, the last living whale harpooner on the Caribbean island of Bequia, and the Greek-Turkish conflict on Cyprus. There is also a fascinating chapter on John Colter (explorer, fur trader, and member of the Corps of Discovery led by Lewis and Clark) in which he comments on the need for some to seek adventure as a means of escape from our relatively safe modern world: "Life in modern society is designed to eliminate as many unforeseen events as possible, and as inviting as that seems, it leaves us hopelessly underutilized.... Threats to our safety and comfort have been so completely wiped out that we have to go out of our way to create them." Junger has a keen grasp on this mentality (in fact, he exhibits it himself), and in Fire he clearly explains the fears and difficulties involved in reporting on dangerous events from foreign countries: "You have two weeks to understand a completely alien culture, find a story that no one has heard of, and run it into the ground. It never feels even remotely possible. But it is." And he has done it well in this thrilling book. --Shawn Carkonen

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