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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hachette Books
Publication date May 1, 2003
Pages 208
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786888511
ISBN-10 0786888512
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

"In the firehouse, the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses, and, most important, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute."

So writes David Halberstam, one of America's most distinguished reporters and historians, in this stunning New York Times bestselling book about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse: twelve of them would never return.

Firehouse takes us to the epicenter of the tragedy. Through the kind of intimate portraits that are Halberstam's trademark, we watch the day unfold--the men called to duty while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, we come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself: why gifted men do this; why, in so many instances, they are eager to follow in their fathers' footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession; and why, more than anything else, it is not just a job, but a calling.

This is journalism-as-history at its best, the story of what happens when one small institution gets caught in an apocalyptic day. Firehouse is a book that will move readers as few others have in our time.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (August 1, 2002)
9781587242601 | details & prices | 184 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $29.95
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everyday life in a firehouse and their courageousefforts to preserve life.
1 edition from Hachette Book Group USA (May 1, 2002)
9781401300050 | details & prices | 201 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $26.99
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Hachette Books (May 1, 2003)
9780786888511 | details & prices | 208 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
CD/Spoken Word
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Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (June 30, 2004)
9781593350116 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.95
About: "In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute.
Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (June 30, 2004)
9781593353513 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $39.25
About: "In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute.
With Mel Foster (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Brilliance Audio (May 1, 2002)
9781590863459 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $27.95
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
With Mel Foster (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (May 1, 2002)
9781590863466 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $69.25
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Mel Foster (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Paperback Nova (March 28, 2006)
9781423315537 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $12.99
About: "In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute.
With Mel Foster (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (May 1, 2002)
9781590863435 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.
With Mel Foster (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (May 1, 2002)
9781590863442 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $62.25
About: In a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the author explores the lives of members of FDNY Engine 40 Ladder 25, offering a portrait of everday life in a firehouse and their courageous efforts to preserve life.

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