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10 thoughts on “Firehouse

  1. says:

    I found this in my vast unread pile and just started reading it at lunch I bought it so long ago I didn t remember it was about a fire house that lost 12 men on 9 11 Yikes But although obviously very sad, it wasn...


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    I thought a nonfiction work by a famous author about a firehouse would be cool Didn t realize until I started reading it that it s about September 11th Still wanted to read it, but knew it would be hard, so even though it s very short, it took me a little while It s about Firehouse 40 35 Engine 40, Ladder 35 in midtown Manhattan On Sept 11, 2001, the engine and the ladder both went down to the World Trade Center at 9 30 AM, with 13 men aboard the two trucks One man survived Mr Halberst I thought a nonfiction work by a famous author about a firehouse would be cool Didn t realize until I started reading it that it s about September 11th Still wanted to read it,...


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    Ciara TraversMay 2, 2012FirehouseFirst Response Character In my book Firehouse, it illustrates the hardships that engine 40 and ladder 35 go through In this story it really illustrates how they live and they all grow together as a family I would love to be a part of this fire house, because all the men are very caring and do everything as a team For instance the firehouse in midtown Manhattan, feel passionate about being the best It is an unusually strong house, filled with veterans who do n Ciara TraversMay 2, 2012FirehouseFirst Response Character In my book Firehouse, it illustrates the hardships that engine 40 and ladder 35 go through In this story it really illustrates how they live and they all grow together as a family I would love to be a part of this fire house, because all the men are very caring and do everything as a t...


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    This book follows a fire station in New York that lost 12 members when the towers collapsed on Sept 2011 You are given facts about the men, their families and their love of being a firefighter Though sad, you learn of their dedication to saving others.


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    This review was also a post on my blog 11, 2001 is now over 11 years ago, but still feels fresh.Especially to anyone who grew up in greater New York City.I grew up in Montgomery Township, New Jersey just north of Princeton, and from the top of Grandview Hill on a clear day, I could see the World Trade Center 50 miles away could see the Turnpike Towers of East Brunswick much better about 20 miles away.The World Trade Center was always the build This review was also a post on my blog 11, 2001 is now over 11 years ago, but still feels fresh.Especially to anyone who grew up in greater New York City.I grew up in Montgomery Township, New Jersey just north of Princeton, and from the top of Grandview Hill on a clear day, I could see the World Trade Center 50 miles away could see the Turnpike Towers of East Brunswick much better about 20 miles away.The World Trade Center was always the building I saw that let me New York City is coming as we approached the Newark Airport area on the New Jersey Turnpike.Going to New York often meant going to places like the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side at 81st and Central Park West, where we were long term members.Not that far from the museum is Lincoln Center, and near that on 66th and Amsterdam Avenue ...


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    Every once in a while, I read a book that just stuns me Firehouse is one of those rare finds that found me, not the other way around.It s 2013 and we have just been through the worst financial crisis MOST of us have ever experienced We ve all struggled over these past five years in one way or another And, unfortunately, for most of us, that struggle has been self oriented job, money, debt, investments, etc Firehouse acts as a stark, yet passionate reminder of who we Amer...


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    The book Firehouse written by David Halberstam, was a close to heart story for me for many reason and the following is one of them My uncle passed away on September 11, 2001, this book is about the Emergency Responders who helped in the 9 11 terrorist attack in New York City I recommend this book for the age of 14 years of age and up, due to some language and graphic writing The book is written with a story before, during, and after the attack on the Twin Towers, told by each fire house mem The book Firehouse written by David Halberstam, was a close to heart story for me for many reason and the following is one of them My uncle passed away on September 11, 2001, this book is about the Emergency Responders who helped in the 9 11 terrorist attack in New York City I recommend this book for the age of 14 years of age and up, due to some language and graphic writing The book is written with...


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    As one might imagine, this is not a happy book However, it is an important one The author takes us into the lives and culture of the NYC firefighters who were among the first responders to the 9 11 attacks You close the book feeling like you actually knew these men and their families.


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    An intimate look into the lives of all the men who were with FDNY Eng 40 Ldr 35 who were killed on September 11, 2001 It also shows us how the men and the families coped in the days after 9 11 and how firefighters are truly a band of brothers.


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    it is always difficult when one reads an account of heroic actions and admirable people, only to find the book somewhat unsatisfactory as was the case here I didn t hate it and I very much admire the writing of DH in his authoritative account of the Korean War and I thought I would read it over the anniversary of the 9 11 attacks It is a straightforward telling of the story of a firehouse in NYC that lost 12 of its brightest and best on that terrible day I have never ending admiration of fire it is always difficult when one reads an account of heroic actions and admirable people, only to find the book s...


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Firehouse 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 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 ThemselvesIn 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 StunningNew 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, 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.