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A Chicago Firehouse: Stories of Wrigleyville's Engine 78 (Voices of America Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    A great first effort

    Having read many firematic related books in over 30 years of being both a fire buff and volunteer salvage squad member, I can tell other readers this is a must have. It details the history of a CFD company that protects the Wrigleyville section of Chicago. It also tells of the story of how the activities of a company aren't always newsworthy , but can always be quite interesting. Ms. Kruse used first hand knowledge of the CFD from her father, a retired member of the same company to create an easy to read journal of it's history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2001

    Chicago History and the Fire Department

    All of us who have lived in Chicago our entire lives understand the need for our illustrious fire department. We have all seen those huge red trucks rushing through the streests of our great city to save another Chicagoan. This book shows us how it is done. The pictures are astounding and the story is heartwrenching. The author is the off spring of a long time Chicago fireman, who better to tell the story. This is a must have for all Chicagoans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2001

    Didn't want to put it down.

    Too often, history books are dry and uninteresting. This book, fortunately, is not one of those. The author weaves an engrossing tale of one of Chicago's firehouses and its relation to the Wrigleyville area of the city. She includes enough historical and technical details about the area, the firehouse and the Chicago Fire Department. She also does not require the reader to learn about fire department procedures to be able to understand the book. All technical terms are expalined so that someone without a firefighting background can easily understand them. This book is perfect for anyone interested in firefighting, Chicago history or anyone who enjoys a well written story. I recommend it highly.

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