Veteran columnist Dick Kreck recounts in compelling, journalistic style the triumphs and tragedies of Denver's firefighters and the disastrous fires they fought between 1863 and 1974. He paints a moving portrait of heroism and tragedy, chronicling events that led to long-term changes in city ordinances, building codes, and firefighting techniques. Includes b&w photos of fire scenes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dick Kreck is a journalist who has worked at The San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times and is now a senior columnist at The Denver Post. Dick Kreck has written three previous books, Colorado's Scenic Railroads, Denver in Flames, and Murder at the Brown Palace.