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Last Man Down The Barnes Noble ReviewAnyone Who Witnessed The 9 11 Terrorist Attack On New York City Probably Wonders, What Was It Like To Be Inside The Towers After The Planes Hit New York Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard Pitch Picciotto Was There, Inside The North Tower, Evacuating Survivors, When The South Tower Collapsed He And His Men Quickly Realized They Had Only Moments To Escape Before Their Building Would Fall As Well Could They Shepherd Everyone Out In Time Could They Save Themselves Readers Will Be Spellbound Even Though Pitch Himself Obviously Does Survive, They Will Be Furiously Biting Their Collective Nails Nonetheless.After A Short Tribute To The Many Members Of New York S Bravest Who Perished That Tragic Day, Picciotto S Recounting Of September 11th Begins With The Usual Rituals Getting His Son, Stephen, Off To School, Seeing His Wife, Debbie, Off To Her Job, Grabbing Some Bagels For The Guys On The Day Shift But When The News Comes In, And All Eyes In The Firehouse Turn Toward The TV, Everything Changes Our World Turned Upside Down And Inside Out And All Over The Place Pitch, Who Was At The WTC During The 1993 Bombing Incident As Well, Immediately Senses That This Is No Accident.In A Way, The Scariest Moment In The Book Is The Frantic Ride Downtown To The WTC Site Everyone Senses That This May Well Be The Last Such Trip Of Their Lives And The Reader, Of Course, Knows Just How True That Is Firefighters Are Trained To Put Such Thoughts Out Of Their Minds, But This Is No Simple Fire It S What They All Call The Big One For An Ultimate Insider Look At What It Was Like That Fateful Day, Chief Picciotto S Chronicle Is Highly RecommendedNicholas Sinisi Nicholas Sinisi Is The Barnes Noble.com Current Events Editor.


10 thoughts on “Last Man Down

  1. says:

    As a career fire captain, I was really looking forward to this book It did not take long for me to become dubious I was turned off early on at the frequent references to his rank Multiple times he bragged about his fitness, and how he was running past much younger firefighters on his way up the stairwell He failed to mention that he was carrying most likely only a radio, while firefighters, lieutenants, and captains were carrying firefighting tools and rescue equipment This Chief s accoun As a career fire captain, I was really looking forward to this book It did not take long for me to become dubious I was turned off early on at the frequent references to his rank Multiple times he bragged about his fitness, and how...


  2. says:

    Last Man Down is one fireman s fire fighter s terrifically American account of his working day on the 9th September 2001 the day that the World Trade Centre in New York was destroyed by terrorist attack Anyone who missed the events taking place in New York on that day may find a reputable journalist s report helpful I suggest that at of the phraseology in Picciotto and Paisner s book baffleed me for exampleMaybe a doughnut fisted on the fl Last Man Down is one fireman s fire fighter s terrifically American account of his working day on the 9th September 2001 the day that the World Trade Centre in New York was destroyed by terrorist attack Anyone who missed the events taking place in New York on that day may find a reputable journalist s report helpful I suggest that at of the phraseology in Picciotto and Paisner s book baffleed me for exampleMaybe a doughnut fisted on the flyp.19 Visions of muscular doughnuts and chewy jam jelly US came to mind AlsoI always made a point of taking their parking spaces, for chop busting reasonsp.22 Chop busting I still haven t worked that one out Unfortunately my UK Orion book edition missed an opportunity to provide helpful translations into British English Two nations indeed divided by a common language.Division of language aside, this book is an interesting read describing events as it does from the inside, from the viewpoint of the Commander of Federal Department New York Battalion 11 Firefig...


  3. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I found the author to be a bit arrogant at times but it was interesting to get a point of view of what it was like for Firefighters on 9 11.After reading the book I read online a lot of the others mentioned in this book and trap...


  4. says:

    There is to much self gratification within the book, though the subject matter is very interesting.


  5. says:

    A friend told me how good this book was I m about 30 pages from the end and have already lined my next book up.The initial part of the book gives the typical lets rush in american attitude Picciotto should never have been there, he charged down and abandoned his own firehouse to help Charged into the command centre and grabbed a group of firefighters, allocated himself a rescue There ended up being no one to resuce s...


  6. says:

    I read this sometime in 2006, but I can t really remember which month Last Man Down is the amazing story of Richard Picciotto, a NYC fireman who was at the scene of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks Richard tells, in vivid detail, what it was like to experience that day He describes his role as a fireman d...


  7. says:

    This was another book I picked up at the station where I work Read it in two days Not a bad read at all Richard Picciotto an FDNY Battalion Commander was in the World trade center on September 11th 2001 with a group of firefighters and one civilian when it collapsed sending him and the others into a fig...


  8. says:

    This book is a good read, but not great I think that Picciotto s egotism got in the way of what could have been a truly excellent book on the September 11th attacks Having said that, I think that all the firef...


  9. says:

    This is an excellent book written from the point of view of one of the firefighters who survived the collapse of the first tower to be hit.Very well written and descriptive You almost feel you are there with the author Thoroughly fascinating read


  10. says:

    I read this book in a day because I just could not put it down This book brings a new side to the tragedy of 9 11, somebody who was on the inside literally.


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