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|Notes:||Portraits of firemen on back cover.|
|Description:||201 pages ; 22 cm|
|Standard Numbers:||LCCN: 2003266238|
|Class Descriptors:||LC Class No.: HV6432.7; Dewey No.: 974.7/1044; Dewey No.: 628.92|
This book is about Engine 40, Ladder 35, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying thirteen men set out from this firehouse; but only one would return. Halberstam presents the day as it unfolds, from when the firefighters are called to duty to their families waiting for news. He delves into the culture of the firehouse itself, describing why gifted men serve in so dangerous a profession--and why, in so many instances, they are following in fathers and other relatives' footsteps, viewing firefighting not just as a job, but as a calling.
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- New York (N.Y.). -- Fire Department.
- Fire Engine Company 40 and Ladder Company 35 (New York, N.Y.)
- World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
- September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
- Fire fighters -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre de 2001.
- Fire departments -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Fire fighters.
- New York (State) -- New York.
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