On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought by Kyle Dickman PDF

By Kyle Dickman

ISBN-10: 0553392123

ISBN-13: 9780553392128

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr through MEN’S magazine • In the culture of Sebastian Junger’s The ideal Storm and Robert Kurson’s Shadow Divers comes a real and heartbreaking story of braveness, tough judgements, and supreme sacrifice. On the Burning side, by award-winning journalist and previous wildland firefighter Kyle Dickman, is the definitive account of the Yarnell Hill Fire.
 
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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