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Young Men & Fire - Abridged

By Norman Maclean
Narrated by John Maclean / 6 hours 1 minute

On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the U.S. Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in Montana wilderness. Less than an hour later, all but three were dead or fatally burned in a "blowup," an explosive 2,000 degree firestorm 300 feet deep and 200 feet tall. Winner of a 1992 National Book Critic Award, Young Men & Fire consumed fourteen years of Norman Maclean's life. He sifted through grief and controversy in search of the truth about the Mann Gulch tragedy, then wrote about it in excruciating detail. The sobering story of the worst disaster in the history of the Forest Service also embraces the themes of honor, death, compassion, rebirth, and the human spirit.


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Narrator John Maclean
ISBN 9781598872088
Length 6 hours 1 minute
Language English
Publisher HighBridge
Publication date
Edition Abridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, History, Science & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #173,312 Overall
Genre rank #5,596 in Science