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Riassunto: On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States 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 these men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts back together the scattered pieces of the Mann Gulch tragedy.
Young Men and Fire won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992.
"A magnificent drama of writing, a tragedy that pays tribute to the dead and offers rescue to the living.... Maclean's search for the truth, which becomes an exploration of his own mortality, is more compelling even than his journey into the heart of the fire. His description of the conflagration terrifies, but it is his battle with words, his effort to turn the story of the 13 men into tragedy that makes this book a classic."--from New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, Best Books of 1992
"A treasure: part detective story, part western, part tragedy, part elegy and wholly eloquent ghost story in which the dead and the living join ranks cheerfully, if sometimes eerily, in a search for truth and the rest it brings."--Joseph Coates, Chicago Tribune
"An astonishing book. In compelling language, both homely and elegant, Young Men and Fire miraculously combines a fascinating primer on fires and firefighting, a powerful, breathtakingly real reconstruction of a tragedy, and a meditation on writing, grief and human character.... Maclean's last book will stir your heart and haunt your memory."--Timothy Foote, USA Today
"Beautiful.... A dark American idyll of which the language can be proud."--Robert M. Adams, The New York Review of Books
"Young Men and Fire is redolent of Melville. Just as the reader of Moby Dick comes to comprehend the monstrous entirety of the great white whale, so the reader of Young Men and Fire goes into the heart of the great red fire and comes out thoroughly informed. Don't hesitate to take the plunge."--Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World
"Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."--John Holkeboer, The Wall Street Journal
"Maclean is always with the brave young dead. . . . They could not have found a storyteller with a better claim to represent their honor. . . . A great book."--James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book Review
Review: On August 5, 1949, lightning came crashing down in the vast spruce forest above Seeley Lake, Montana, and touched off a roaring blaze. As every Westerner knows, lightning means fire, but the fire that raged through Mann Gulch that day was huge--the sort that occurs only every few decades. A battery of paratrooper-firefighters, many of them fresh veterans of World War II, had been anticipating it, and even looking forward to the chance to fight a great fire. Before the day ended thirteen of those smokejumpers lay dead, their charred remains evidence that something had gone terribly wrong. Norman Maclean gives a thorough account of the incident in language not meant for the squeamish: "Burning to death on a mountainside is dying at least three times ... first, considerably ahead of the fire, you reach the verge of death in your boots and your legs; next, as you fail, you sink back in the region of strange gases and red and blue darts where there is no oxygen and here you die in your lungs; then you sink in prayer into the main fire that consumes." After August 1949, he notes, the Forest Service came to recognize that not all fires need to be fought and that fire benefits most forest ecosystems.
Titolo: Young Men & Fire/a True Story of the Mann ...
Casa editrice: G K Hall & Co
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0816157340I3N01
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9695478
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, 1993. Condizione libro: Very Good. Largeprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP22171673
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, Thorndike, ME, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. LARGE PRINT-Near fine regular size hardcover in a vg, edge worn jacket. red w/yellow & gray lettering Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria Dec17-15ahb8
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 1992, Chicago, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Printing Stated. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine--. No Printing Stated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A story of Montana, of the ways of wildfires, firefighters, fire scientists, and especially a crew who hadn't yet learned to count the odds. In truth, it is the author's own story, own obesession with this natural disaster. 301 pages. B&W photos, maps. Illustrated end papers. Price clipped. Really nice copy. Codice libro della libreria 004106
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, nd (1992), c1992, 1992. 2nd printing, boards & cloth, map end papers, fine w/dj, 301 pp, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, 'A True Story of The Mann Gulch Fire'. Codice libro della libreria 49180
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96241693
Descrizione libro The Univeristy of Chicago Press, nd (1992), c1992, 1992. 3rd Printing, boards & cloth, map end papers, vg-f w/dj, 301 pp, B & W photographic illus., tall 8vo, 'A True Story of The Mann Gulch Fire'. Codice libro della libreria 44136
Descrizione libro G K Hall & Co, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0816157340
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808161573414.0