The Fire Outside My Window

Author: Sandra Millers Younger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762799323
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The Fire Outside My Window from the Author: Sandra Millers Younger. The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people. Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers Younger, drove through flames and, along with her husband, was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn’t see through dense smoke. With this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of fire managers and air tanker pilots trying to combat a catastrophe bigger than they had ever imagined, and recounting both survivors’ and victims’ desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines could drive. And she tells the story of the hapless hunter who got lost in the backcountry, with little water and no cell phone or GPS device, and started a signal fire that caused the calamity.

Then Came The Fire

Author: Stephen J. Lofgren
Publisher: Department of the Army
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Then Came The Fire from the Author: Stephen J. Lofgren. On the morning of 11 September 2001, Middle Eastern terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners along the east coast of the United States, one of which they flew into the Pentagon. The crash, ensuing fire, and smoke killed 125 military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors in the Pentagon in addition to those on the plane. For hundreds of the building’s occupants, the period after the crash was a struggle to help themselves and coworkers escape and survive. Two days after the attack, the U.S. Army Center of Military History began an extensive project to document the historic event through oral history interviews. Published for the incident’s tenth anniversary, Then Came the Fire is an anthology of excerpts from those interviews. This collection highlights the personal accounts of participants who witnessed some aspect of the events in the Pentagon that day: the survivors, some of whom were injured; policemen; firefighters; medical personnel; observers; others involved in the rescue and recovery efforts; and building occupants who began picking up the pieces.

On The Burning Edge

Author: Kyle Dickman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553392131
Size: 23.19 MB
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On The Burning Edge from the Author: Kyle Dickman. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN’S JOURNAL ‱ In the tradition of Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm and Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers comes a true and heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On the Burning Edge, by award-winning journalist and former wildland firefighter Kyle Dickman, is the definitive account of the Yarnell Hill Fire. On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters—the Granite Mountain Hotshots—walked together into the blaze, tools in their hands and emergency fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. Dickman brings to the story a professional firefighter’s understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it’s like to stand inside a raging fire—and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm’s way in the coming years. Praise for On the Burning Edge “What makes this book a tear-jerking classic is the seamless manner in which Dickman weaves a century of fire-management history into the fully realized stories of the men’s lives—the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fire within their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left in the shower before telling his girlfriend, Heather, ‘I’ll take care of it later. I promise.’”—Outside “Dickman offers a riveting account of a dangerous occupation and acts of nature most violent—and those who face both down.”—Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Montana S Waldron Creek Fire

Author: Dr. Charles Palmer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625856636
Size: 40.50 MB
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Montana S Waldron Creek Fire from the Author: Dr. Charles Palmer. On August 25, 1931, five men died fighting the devastating Waldron Creek Fire west of Choteau, Montana. Lacking training and preparation, Herbert Novotny, Frank Williamson, Hjalmer G. Gunnarson, Ted Bierchen and Charles Allen dashed into the flames and never stood a chance. The Teton County coroner added insult to injury, noting that each had “no one to blame but himself.” Three men were buried in unmarked graves. Records show that the body of the fifth was returned to his family, but no burial site is known. Only one has a headstone. National Smokejumper Association chief historian Dr. Charles Palmer shines a light on this important story, finally honoring the heroic sacrifice that led to critical changes in wildland firefighting.

Outside My Window

Author: Liesel Moak Skorpen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060507748
Size: 19.84 MB
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Outside My Window from the Author: Liesel Moak Skorpen. No matter what the little boy does to disguise the small bear he finds looking in his bedroom window one night, it still looks like a bear, and must be returned to its mother bear in the forest.

Pale Fire

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912863
Size: 15.15 MB
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Pale Fire from the Author: Vladimir Nabokov. A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, notes by his posthumous editor.

The Butterfly Outside My Window

Author: Elona Dotson
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424159987
Size: 63.51 MB
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The Butterfly Outside My Window from the Author: Elona Dotson. The Butterfly Outside My Window is a collection of original poetry describing life and its transformations of a young black girl, whose external environment is constantly changing while her internal environment is constantly renewing. She finally emerges a matured black woman who has been molded and reshaped for her original and predestined purpose by the author and finisher of all creation, God. Take a journey with her as she travels through life to the other side of its window where she now flies like a butterfly: free with beauty and grace.

Fire Chaparral And Survival In Southern California

Author: Richard W. Halsey
ISBN: 9780932653697
Size: 79.46 MB
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Fire Chaparral And Survival In Southern California from the Author: Richard W. Halsey. Biologist and fire ecologist Richard W. Halsey, with contributions from many other experts, weaves together the crucial elements of fire behavior, land management, and knowledge of the natural environment. Includes a 48-page full-color field guide to common chaparral plants.

The Birds Nest Outside My Bedroom Window

Author: Cynthia M. Sauter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145209957X
Size: 78.38 MB
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The Birds Nest Outside My Bedroom Window from the Author: Cynthia M. Sauter. The birds nest outside my bedroom window is a true account of watching eggs in a nest which was so close I could have touched it. It was written when the family was dealing with the cancer of a loved one and his dying process. Thus, these birds were gifts from God to say in the moment and enjoy something for awhile each day.