Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters

Brave: A Story of New York City's Firefighters

by George Pickett
     
 

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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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781883283377
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

What People are saying about this

Karen Thompson
�Pickett unflinchingly peels away the glamour and heroism associated with New York�s Bravest...Hollywood take note! ,br>— Editor for the International Association of Emergency Managers
Mike Brown
George, I can�t believe that I even know anyone who could write something as incredible as this story. I am overwhelmed and impressed.
— Former President and Executive Board Member, International Association of Fire Chiefs
Dennis Smith
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.
— New York Times� bestselling author
Vincent Dunn
The Brave is one of the best action stories I have ever read. I could not put it down until I was finished..
— Deputy Chief, FDNY (Ret.)
Richie Marinucci
George, wow! You sure painted a great picture of what it REALLY is like for the Bravest. Your book is excitement from start to finish. After reading your book, you come away with even more respect for firefighters, on so many different levels.
— Former President and Executive Board Member, International Association of Fire Chiefs

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