Young Men and Fire

Young Men and Fire

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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.--Amazon.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition: Twenty-fifth anniversary edition.
ISBN: 9780226475455
Branch Call Number: 634.9618 MACLEAN 2017
Characteristics: xx, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Egan, Timothy


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