Through the kind of intimate portraits that are Halberstam's trademark, readers see a typical day in a firehouse unfold--the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, they come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself.Through the kind of intimate portraits that are Halberstam's trademark, readers see a typical day in a firehouse unfold--the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, they come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. Hyperion, New York, NY, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6"x8.5", 201pgs. Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 1401300057 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Fine in Very Fine jacket. Book. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. Signed by the Author This is a Very Fine copy of the first edition (later printing) and is Signed by the author( David Halberstam) on the title page. NOT price clipped.
Fine in Near fine jacket. Inscribed by the author to Margaret McElderry, stated first edition, 2002, hardcover, octavo, 201pp., not illustrated. Book fine, binding tight, text clean bright and unmarked. DJ near fine with some light edge wear, general soil. Originally from Ben Avon [near Pittsburgh, PA], Margaret McElderry (1912-2011) attended the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh School before moving to New York in the 1930s to work for the New York Public Library in the Children's Division under Anne Carroll Moore. After World War II, she became an editor of children's books at Harcourt Brace, eventually establishing her own imprint at Simon and Schuster. Miss McElderry was the first children's editor whose books won both the prestigious Newbery and Caldecott medals in the same year (1952). She was married to Storer Lunt (d. 1977), long-time publisher and eventual president of W.W. Norton.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Signed by the author, not inscribed to anyone on the title page. Stated first edition with the correct number string. Has the bookplate of the Colony Club of New York on the front pastedown.
Behind the scenes of probably the worst man made disaster in the United States. A great read.
Jun 14, 2007
David Halberstam gives us great insight into what it was like to have been a fireman and firemans family in Manhattan on and around 9-11 tragedy--and just the general vibe of a NYC firehouse. No one writes quite like David---he had an uncanny ability to sift through the information and give us pretty much exactly what we would want to know----not too lean or too wordy---hard to describe, just read it for yourself if you see fit.
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