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So Others Might Live : A History of New York's Bravest: The FDNY from 1700 to the Present (SIGNED)

Golway, Terry

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ISBN 10: 0465027407 / ISBN 13: 9780465027408
Editorial: Basic Books/Perseus Books, New York, 2002
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As new copy in Brodart cover. (see picture) 368 pages including index.Signed by the author on the title page. N° de ref. de la librería 007684

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Título: So Others Might Live : A History of New ...

Editorial: Basic Books/Perseus Books, New York

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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On September 11, 2001, the courage and sacrifice of the New York City Fire Department inspired the nation, giving new meaning to the word "hero." But the heroism of the firefighters was not unique to September 11--it has been part of the FDNY's tradition from the very beginning. Journalist Terry Golway, whose father, father-in-law, godfather, and uncles were all New York firefighters, tells as no one else could the story of the men and women, tragedies and triumphs of the FDNY throughout its history. From the original eighteenth-century volunteer force to the New York Firefighter unit in the Union Army, from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire to the arson epidemic of the 1970s, to contemporary issues of diversity and efficiency, Golway's history holds up a mirror for firefighters throughout the U.S.In this first comprehensive chronicle of the FDNY in over sixty years, Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original history of the city and the vocation as seen through the eyes of "New York's Bravest." From America's most ambitious public-works project of the 1700s--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have always been an integral part of the history of the city. Lively, gut-wrenching, and ultimately inspiring, So Others Might Live offers a new view of the building of American cities and the people who made them great.As a tribute to the firefighters of New York, Basic Books will donate a portion of its proceeds from the sale of So Others Might Live to the New York Firefighters 911 Disaster Relief Fund.

About the Author:

Terry Golway, columnist and City Editor of The New York Observer , is a frequent contributor to the Irish Echo, American Heritage , the Boston Globe , and the New York Times . He is the co-author of The Irish in America , and the author of For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes , and Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom . He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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