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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    Inside the Life

    George, the story you tell of your life in FDNY is powerful, honest and complete. Few have written so well about a job we love so much. You leave us waiting for more of the intensity, brotherhood and tragedy. Glad you shared it with us!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2003

    5 Alarm authentic action

    During the years that George Pickett describes so vividly in The Brave, I worked as a firefighter in a neighboring fire company in the "west village." On several shifts, I worked in The Great Jones Street firehouse in Engine 33 and Ladder 9. I knew most of the firefighters mentioned in this action packed story and observed firsthand the life within the classic structure known as "Old Man Great Jones Street." George writes a rivoting, fast paced story filled with all the drama and resulting tragedy of firefighting during one of the most hectic periods the FDNY has ever known in New York City history. His accounts about life in that firehouse is so accurate that I felt like I was working another shift there when reading THE BRAVE. Pickett skillfully weaves the exciting fire action with more humerous and tranquil moments throughout the book that makes this story one that non firefighters can enjoy as well as all the brothers of the fire service.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2003

    Beyond 5 stars

    An excellent book, This and Report from Engine Co. 82 should be required reading material for all those wanting to become THE BRAVE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    Inside The Fire Lines Of New York City

    George Pictett has written and exciting and informative chronology of his heroic experiences as a NYC Firefighter. His joys, dangers, hardships, and emotional drain are all discussed in "TheBrave". The book is a tribute to the courageous firefighters of New York City. Once you start reading it you can't wait to find out what will happen next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Meet the Brave of NYFD

    A thrilling ride down the streets of the east side of New York during the years before 9/11, written by a distingushed firefightern WHO WAS THERE. There is no end of information and feeling in this masterpiece.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2002

    Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters

    Every so often a writer of substantive talent appears through the smokey background to perk up our interest in firefighters and firefighting. George Pickett is just such a man.... In The Brave you will come to know him and a valiant group of men as they speed from alarm to alarm in downtown New York, where the buildings are tall and for the most part old, where bums and drug addicts populate the streets, and where the fire companies hardly ever rest. You will begin to feel that you too are a member of Engine 33, Ladder 9, and, after George¿s promotion to lieutenant, of some of Brooklyn¿s busiest fire companies. It is an empowering feeling, until you suddenly realize that these are among the very first fire companies who will arrive one fateful day in their future at the World Trade Center, providing our city with more courage, determination, and selflessness that we ever knew we had. You will then thank George Pickett for letting you into their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2002

    Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters

    ¿Every so often a writer of substantive talent appears through the smokey background to perk up our interest in firefighters and firefighting. George Pickett is just such a man.... In The Brave you will come to know him and a valiant group of men as they speed from alarm to alarm in downtown New York, where the buildings are tall and for the most part old, where bums and drug addicts populate the streets, and where the fire companies hardly ever rest. You will begin to feel that you too are a member of Engine 33, Ladder 9, and, after George¿s promotion to lieutenant, of some of Brooklyn¿s busiest fire companies. It is an empowering feeling, until you suddenly realize that these are among the very first fire companies who will arrive one fateful day in their future at the World Trade Center, providing our city with more courage, determination, and selflessness that we ever knew we had. You will then thank George Pickett for letting you into their lives.¿ ¿Dennis Smith, New York Times¿ bestselling author

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