by Doug Gantenbein
Hardcover, 292 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 |
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A journalist goes behind-the-scenes to explore the lives of smokejumpers and wilderness firefighters, following the fire season of 2001, during which fires across the West devastated thousands of acres and took the lives of four firefighters.
September 1, 2009 Fires continue to blaze in California. A select group of firefighters is all that stands between the intense flames in forests near Los Angeles and some 12,000 homes. Our "day in the life" series starts with firefighting, and what it takes to contain a massive forest fire.
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