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Firehouse

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Mel Foster

4 Hours 15 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

September 2004

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'In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute.' So writes David Halberstam, one of America's most distinguished reporters and historians in this stunning book about Engine 40, Ladder 35—one of the firehouses hardest hit in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying 13 men set out from this firehouse, located on the west side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center; twelve of the men would never return.Firehouse takes us to the very epicenter of the tragedy. We watch the day unfold, the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition we come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself, why gifted men do this and why in so many instances they are anxious to follow in their fathers' footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession—why more than anything else, it is not just a job, but a calling as well.Firehouse is journalism-as-history at its best. The story of what happens when one small institution gets caught in an apocalyptic day, it is an audiobook that will move listeners as few others have in our time.

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  • Matt C

    what a Great book i highly recommend this book for any fire fighter or any FDNY fire history buff

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  • Anonymous

    This is a love letter to the deceased firemen of the 9/11 attack. In spite of the subject matter, it is horribly tedious and full of family facts. It does not/cannot tell you how they died, simply that they never came back and that they were very good men. Sorry about that. Tell me something I don't know.

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