Young Men and Fire

Young Men and Fire

Downloadable Audiobook - 1993
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of 15 of the U.S. Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in Montana wilderness. Less than an hour later, all but three were dead or fatally burned in a "blowup," an explosive 2,000 degree firestorm 300 feet deep and 200 feet tall. Winner of a 1992 National Book Critic Award, Young Men and Fire consumed 14 years of Norman Maclean's life. He sifted through grief and controversy in search of the truth about the Mann Gulch tragedy, then wrote about it in excruciating detail. The sobering story of the worst disaster in the history of the Forest Service also embraces the themes of honor, death, compassion, rebirth, and the human spirit
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 1993
[United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 1993
Edition: Abridged
ISBN: 9781598872088
1598872087
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Maclean, John N
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Young men and fire

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