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Fire on the Mountain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 146

Fire on the Mountain

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-08-28
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  • Publisher: Lulu.com

Biography of experiences by an American living in Southeast Turkey and Northern Iraq during and after the first Gulf War.

The Esperanza Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Esperanza Fire

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-12
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  • Publisher: Counterpoint

Relates the events of the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California, the tragic deaths of a five-man Forest Service engine crew, and the high-profile murder trial of the person convicted for setting the fire.

Sucking the Marrow Out of Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 279

Sucking the Marrow Out of Life

John Maclean is an extraordinary achiever. This book is a wonderful life story that happens to feature sport, not a sports book.In 1988 the gifted natural athlete was near to achieving his dream of becoming a professional sportsman when, out training, he was hit by a truck. He awoke from a coma paraplegic. His reaction: He was lucky; he could still use his arms. Still in hospital he started training again, eventually deciding he would tackle physical challenges no other wheelchair athlete had successfully taken on. Cut to 1995: John becomes the first such athlete to finish to gruelling Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon?with a 3.8km ocean swim, a 180km cycle leg and a 42.2km running course, it is un...

How Far Can You Go?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

How Far Can You Go?

An inspirational memoir by a man who became an elite wheelchair athlete after suffering a catastrophic spinal injury and who finally walked again 25 years after his accident. After two years of intense physical therapy following his crippling accident, John Maclean set a new course for himself when his father encouraged him to embrace his new reality and asked: "How far can you go?" Inspired, Maclean became the first paraplegic to complete the Ironman World Championship and swim the English Channel before going on to win a silver medal for rowing at the 2008 Paralympic Games--yet these achievements did not come easy or on his first try. But with fierce tenacity, determination, and the love of family and friends Maclean was able to see each dream realized. Yet he longed for one more victory: to walk on the beach with his family, holding his wife's hand. Through a radical therapy, he retrained his mind and challenged conventional thinking to walk again after 25 years in a wheelchair. HOW FAR CAN YOU GO? is his amazing story.

John Maclean
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 201

John Maclean

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Young Men and Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Young Men and Fire

A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy in Young Men and Fire, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Alongside Maclean’s now-canonical A River Runs through It and Other Stories, Young Men and Fire is recognized today as a classic of the American West. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Maclean’s later triumph—the last book he would write—includes a powerful new foreword by Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and The Worst Hard Time. As moving and profound as when it was first published, Young Men and Fire honors the literary legacy of a man who gave voice to an essential corner of the American soul.

The Thirtymile Fire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Thirtymile Fire

A riveting account of the deadly Thirtymile fire and the controversy and recriminations that raged in its aftermath, from our premier chronicler of wildfires and those who fight them The Thirtymile fire in the remote North Cascade range near the Canadian border in Washington began as a simple mop-up operation. In a few hours, a series of catastrophic errors led to the entrapment and deaths of four members of the fire crew—two teen-age girls and two young men. Each had brought order and meaning to their lives by joining the fire world. Then the very flames they pursued turned on them, extinguishing their lives. When the victims were blamed for their own deaths, the charge brought a storm of...

The Indians
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 351
Fire and Ashes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Fire and Ashes

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-06-02
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

A history of American wildfires recounts the most significant fires, sharing front-line stories, past and present firefighting strategies, and the apparent increase in fire occurrence and intensity in recent years.

Secrets of a Superthief
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 177

Secrets of a Superthief

A former thief explains how to deter burglers and discusses doors, locks, windows, alarm systems, and other ways to protect one's home