On The Fireline: Living And Dying With Wildland Firefighters (Fieldwork Encounters And Discoveries)

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

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

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

GENERAL
AuthorMatthew Desmond
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-100226144097
ISBN-139780226144092
PublisherUniversity Of Chicago Press
Number Of Pages384
Publication Date2009-08-01
DIMENSIONS
Height8.69 inch.
Length5.69 inch.
Width1.3 inch.
Weight1.42 pounds.

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