9780226144092-0226144097-On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)

On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)

ISBN-13: 9780226144092
ISBN-10: 0226144097
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Desmond, Matthew
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226144092
ISBN-10: 0226144097
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Desmond, Matthew
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Desmond, Matthew wrote On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries) comprising 384 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226144097 and 9780226144092. Since then On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.16 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows that these firefighters aren’t the adrenaline junkies or romantic heroes as they’re so often portrayed.

An immersion into a dangerous world, On the Fireline is also a sophisticated analysis of a high-risk profession—and a captivating read.

“Gripping . . . a masterful account of how young men are able to face down wildfire, and why they volunteer for such an enterprise in the first place.”—David Grazian, Sociological Forum

“Along with the risks and sorrow, Desmond also presents the humor and comaraderie of ordinary men performing extraordinary tasks. . . . A good complement to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire. Recommended.”—Library Journal

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