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Introduction by Denis Leary
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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.
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 groundbreaking 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.
- "Richly detailed . . . in structure and tone, it resembles John Hersey's 1946 classic Hiroshima."—USA Today
- "Firehouse leaves one feeling . . . personally touched . . . and grateful that there are ordinary people who possess such uncommon courage."—San Francisco Chronicle
- "Poignant . . . Halberstam's achievement is remembering these men not just for how they died . . . for how they lived."—People Magazine
- On Sale
- May 21, 2003
- Page Count
- 208 pages
- Hachette Books