By Kyle Dickman
On June 28, 2013, a unmarried bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that wolfed greater than 8 thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters—the Granite Mountain Hotshots—walked jointly into the blaze, instruments of their fingers and emergency fireplace shelters on their hips. just one of them walked out.
Dickman brings to the tale a certified firefighter’s realizing of the way wildfires ignite, how they unfold, and the way they're fought. He is familiar with hotshots and their tradition: the ache and glory of a coarse and important task, the brotherly bonds born of risky paintings. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officers, households of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vibrant element what it’s prefer to stand inside of a raging fire—and indicates how the elevated inhabitants and lowered water provide of the yank West make sure that many extra younger males will step into harm’s means within the coming years.
Praise for On the Burning Edge
“What makes this publication a tear-jerking vintage is the seamless demeanour during which Dickman weaves a century of fire-management heritage into the totally learned tales of the men’s lives—the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fireplace inside of their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left within the bathe sooner than telling his female friend, Heather, ‘I’ll look after it later. I promise.’”—Outside
“Dickman bargains a riveting account of a deadly career and acts of nature such a lot violent—and those that face either down.”—Library Journal
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