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Fire on the Mountain - by John N MacLean (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon.
  • Author(s): John N MacLean
  • 304 Pages
  • Nature, Natural Disasters

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About the Book



Maclean chronicles the deadly 1994 Colorado forest fire that was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon, leading to one of the greatest tragedies of firefighting. Winner of the Mountains and Plains Bestsellers Association's Best Nonfiction Book of 1999 Award. plus a 8-page B&W insert.



Book Synopsis



In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was merely the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters--men and women, hotshots, smokejumpers, and helicopter crew--would lose their lives battling the deadly, so-called South Canyon blaze. John N. Maclean's award-winning national bestseller Fire on the Mountain is a stunning reconstruction of the killer conflagration and its aftermath.



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In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon.

This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters--men and women, hotshots, smoke jumpers, and helicopter crew--would lose their lives battling the deadly so-called South Canyon blaze.

John N. Maclean's award-winning national bestseller Fire on the Mountain is a stunning reconstruction of the killer conflagration and its aftermath--a page-turning true adventure of nature at its most unforgiving, and a powerful, indelible portrait of a unique breed of heroes who regularly and without question place their lives on the line.



Review Quotes




"The Washington Post Book Review"

RIVETING.

"The Washington Post Book Review"

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"The Denver Post" Like his father [Norman Maclean, author of "Young Men and Fire]," Maclean has written a work that will be read and reread for years.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.16 Inches (W) x .73 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Natural Disasters
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: John N MacLean
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2009
TCIN: 11948533
UPC: 9780061829611
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-3554
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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