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Author Dickman, Kyle, author.

Title On the burning edge [OverDrive electronic resource] : a fateful fire and the men who fought it / Kyle Dickman.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
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Summary This definitive account of the Yarnell Hill Fire is a heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters--the Granite Mountain Hotshots--walked together into the blaze, tools in their hands and fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. Journalist-firefighter Dickman brings to the story a professional firefighter's understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it's like to stand inside a raging fire--and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm's way in the coming years.--From publisher description.
Contents Prologue -- Tinderbox. The perfect profession ; Training day ; Marsh's crew ; First fire ; Justifiable risk -- The devouring fire. The dynamite and the wick ; To the east ; Bad memories ; Lessons learned ; In country not seen in daylight ; Tested ; We're still here ; Steed's crew -- One foot in the black. New starts ; Hometown pride ; Fire on the mountain ; Initial attack ; Eyes in the green ; Wind shift ; Evacuate immediately ; The space between ; Crossing the line ; After -- Epilogue.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Random House Publishing Group 2015 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Wildfires -- Arizona -- Yarnell.
Yarnell (Ariz.) -- History -- 21st century.
Fires -- Casualties -- Arizona -- Yarnell.
Wildfire fighters -- Arizona -- Yarnell.
Fires -- Casualties. (OCoLC)fst00925698
Wildfire fighters. (OCoLC)fst01175211
Wildfires. (OCoLC)fst01175216
Arizona -- Yarnell. (OCoLC)fst01879786
Chronological Term 2000 - 2099
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780553392135 (electronic bk.)
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