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Young Men and Fire

by Norman MacLean - undifferentiated

  • 311 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Fire services,
  • Social history,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • History: American,
  • Nature,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Smokejumpers,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • USA,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Trees & Forests - General,
  • Nature / Trees,
  • United States,
  • Forest fires,
  • Mann Gulch,
  • Montana,
  • Prevention and control

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9343464M
    ISBN 100226500624
    ISBN 109780226500621

    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. 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 Azari′ah and.

    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).

      Young men and fire Review of "On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It" by Kyle Dickman. this is a book not about the . These young men had come to put out a small lightning fire that had started the day before. In less than two hours, all but three would be dead. Laird Robinson is a former Smokejumper who worked with writer Norman Maclean on his book about the Mann Gulch disaster, called Young Men and Fire.


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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 Holkeboer, The Wall Street JournalCited 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 Maclean to give at the end of part two of the book.

But. 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 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.

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" 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.

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 Cited by: Young Men & Fire.

Written by: Norman MacLean Read By: John 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.

According to Maclean, the Smokejumpers in were not far from their original purpose as parachute jumpers. "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 with death, all men are not created equal."/5(). The terrifying story of the worst disaster in the history of the US Forest Service's elite Smokejumpers outfit, by the author of the classic A River Runs Through It ().

Maclean, who died in at began his research for this book—unfinished at his death—in He brought to it his early experience as a logger and firefighter, and his exceptional literary skills.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). Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. This is another book written by feminist men’s studies writer, Michael Kimmel. In Guyland, Kimmel sets out to explain the sociological and cultural factors that have contributed to young men extending adolescence well into their twenties.

Well, at least that’s what I thought the book would.