Fire Engines (Motorbooks Classics Series)
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Fire Engines (Motorbooks Classics Series)

by Hans Halberstadt
     
 

With sirens screaming, this blazing book delivers a stunning tribute to firefighting history over the past 200 years. From human bucket brigades and horse-drawn steam pumpers, Fire Engines arrives on-scene to fans the flames of technology from the earliest rigs to today's powerful trucks, engines and rescue vehicles. Rugged workhorses from American LaFrance,

Overview


With sirens screaming, this blazing book delivers a stunning tribute to firefighting history over the past 200 years. From human bucket brigades and horse-drawn steam pumpers, Fire Engines arrives on-scene to fans the flames of technology from the earliest rigs to today's powerful trucks, engines and rescue vehicles. Rugged workhorses from American LaFrance, Emergency One, Mack, Ahrens-Fox and Seagrave, together with first-hand interviews and vintage advertisements, present a red-hot look at the battle to control civilization's oldest enemy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760313664
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Motorbooks Classics Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Hans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing, authoring or co-authoring more than fifty books. Most of his books have been on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. He has also written extensively about farming and railroads. Halberstadt served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.

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