So Others Might Live: A History of New York's Bravest: The FDNY from 1700 to the Present

So Others Might Live: A History of New York's Bravest: The FDNY from 1700 to the Present

by Terry Golway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465027415

ISBN-13: 9780465027415

Pub. Date: 10/14/2003

Publisher: Basic Books

In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the…  See more details below

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In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have played an integral part in the life of New York. So Others Might Live also offers a new view of the building of modern urban America and the social turbulence of New York from the 1700s to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465027415
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
515,186
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.01(d)

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