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7 edition of Young Men & Fire found in the catalog.

Young Men & Fire

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Highbridge Audio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Montana,
  • Smokejumpers,
  • Literary,
  • United States,
  • Fiction,
  • Abridged Audio - Autobiography/Biography,
  • Prevention and control,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • Mann Gulch,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Audiobooks,
  • Forest fires

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9658906M
    ISBN 101565113969
    ISBN 109781565113961
    OCLC/WorldCa45482250

    The greatest strength of "Young Men and Fire" is its way with words, its turns of phrases, its shocking imagery. The first part of the book is of the fire itself, of the young men, some mere boys, who didn't even have a chance to try to fight it, but were running for their lives within mere minutes of its blowing up. Maclean focuses instead on technical aspects – what was known about fires in , how the fire might have moved and spread, and modern (for , when Maclean died with the book unfinished) forest fire science. Yet, somehow, Young Men and Fire manages to be more moving and personal. Maclean made several trips to Mann Gulch – including one /5(15).

    Young Men & Fire - Young Men & Fire audiobook, by Norman Maclean On August 5, , a crew of 15 of the US 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, degree firestorm Buy Young Men and Fire by Norman MacLean online at Alibris. author, Normal MacLean, was an English professor and only wrote two books, A River Runs Through It and this one. This book is a true story about the death of a group of expert firefighters in the famous Mann Gulch fire. of the tragic death of a number of young fire jumpers in 5/5(3).

      About Young Men and Fire This is the story of 16 smoke jumpers, an elite group of airborne wildfire fighters fighting the historic Mann Gulch fire in Montana in It’s a story about what happened when everything, literally everything went wrong. The Song of the Three Jews. 23 Now the king’s servants who threw them in did not cease feeding the furnace fires with naphtha, pitch, tow, and brush. 24 And the flame streamed out above the furnace forty-nine cubits, 25 and it broke through and burned those of the Chalde′ans whom it caught about the furnace. 26 But the angel of the Lord came down into the furnace to be with .


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Don't hesitate to take the plunge."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World "Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."—John Cited by:   Superficially, Young Men and Fire is the story of fifteen elite Smokejumpers who died in Mann Gulch, Montana, in The Smokejumpers were all young men, the best of the best in their chosen profession: fighting forest fires.

Yet, in Mann Gulch, they'd been overtaken by fire and died clawing at the steep grassy slopes/5. Don't hesitate to take the plunge."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World"Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."—John Holkeboer, The Wall Street Journal "Maclean is always with the brave young dead/5().

Young Men & Fire Summary & Study Guide Norman Maclean This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Young Men & Fire.

Don't hesitate to take the plunge."—Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World "Young Men and Fire is a somber and poetic retelling of a tragic event. It is the pinnacle of smokejumping literature and a classic work of 20th-century nonfiction."—John Holkeboer, The Wall Street Journal "Maclean is always with the brave young dead/5(10).

Young Men and Fire, which was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, was written as an expression of his “antishuffleboard” philosophy of old age.

Maclean. I was inspired to read "Young Men and Fire" after hearing Richard Shindell sing James Keelaghan's song, "Cold Missouri Waters" (based on MacLean's book) on the "Cry Cry Cry" CD.

After reading this book, I feel compelled to visit the 13 crosses marking the tragic ending for those men on that Mann Gulch by:   Reading Young Men and Fire for the first time, you expect that the book will end with fire science and the definitive account it allows.

A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5,when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned.

Young Men and Fire ©, pages, 17 halftones, 2 maps, 4 graphs Cloth $ ISBN: Paper $ ISBN: For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to the webpage for Young Men and Fire. See also: An excerpt from A River Runs through It by Norman Maclean.

"Young Men and Fire is redolent of Melville. Just as the reader of Moby Dick comes to comprehend the monstrous entirety of the great white whale, so the reader of Young Men and Fire goes into the heart of the great red fire and comes out thoroughly informed.4/4(24).

Young Men and Fire is the long-awaited result, a story of Montana, of the ways of wildfires, firefighters, and fire scientists, and especially of a crew, young and proud, who \"hadn\'t learned to count the odds and to sense they might owe the universe a tragedy.\". Maclean begins with a story of his own experience outrunning a forest fire as a young volunteer firefighter, an incident that links him to the fates of the thirteen young men who died at Mann Gulch.

The Mann Gulch Fire was the subject of Norman Maclean's book Young Men and Fire, which was published after his death. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for non-fiction in Norman Maclean's son John wrote a book in titled Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines Battling Wildfires, and it also includes a section on the Nearest city: Helena, Montana.

Get this from a library. Young men & fire. [Norman Maclean] -- On August 5,a crew of fifteen Smokejumpers, the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness.

Less than. Soft cover. Condition: As New. ABE BOOK SB HUT SB 21 BACK SHELF/B NORMAN MACLEAN YOUNG MEN AND FIRE AS NEW FINE SHIP DAILY MAIL TRACKING. Seller Inventory # ABE BOOK SB UT 21 BACK SHELF B. More information about this seller | Contact this seller Young Men and Fire Quotes Showing of 14 “As I get considerably beyond the biblical allotment of three score years and ten, I feel with increasing intensity that I can express my gratitude for still being around on the oxygen-side of the earth's crust only by not standing pat on what I have hitherto known and by: "Young Men and Fire" was almost an obsession for Maclean and the author worked on the book until he became too ill to continue.

The book was eventually edited and published posthumously. Init won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Maclean had also been nominated for a Pulitzer for "A River Runs Through It" but a. This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Young Men & Fire.

According to Maclean, the Smokejumpers in were not far from their original purpose as parachute jumpers. Young Men & Fire. Written by: Norman MacLean Read By: John MacLean. "Young Men and Fire" was a good read, albeit one that was hard for me at times due to the immense amount of details regarding the Mann Gulch fire that took place in and killed 13 Smokejumpers.

As Maclean wrote, "When it comes to racing /5().Buy Young Men and Fire New edition by Maclean (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(5).Winner of a 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.