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Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center

Picciotto, Richard, with Paisner, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0425186776 / ISBN 13: 9780425186770
Published by Berkley Books, New York, 2002
Condition: good, good
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243, illus., minor staining/soiling at bottom edge. Includes a list, by division and company, of the 343 firefighters of New York who perished in the twin towers. The author was FDNY Chief of Battalion 11; he survived the collapse of the twin towers and led his men to safety. Bookseller Inventory # 39350

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Title: Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of ...

Publisher: Berkley Books, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition: good, good

Edition: First Printing.

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On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard "Pitch" Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burnand then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. Where he made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buriedfor more than four hours after the building's collapse.

This is the harrowing true story of a true American hero, a man who thought nothing of himselfand gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City'sand the country'sdarkest hours.

About the Author:

Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto was the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center. He is a twenty-eight year veteran of the New York City Fire Department. For the past nine years, he has presided over FDNY's Battalion 11, covering Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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