FDNY: An Illustrated History

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Odyssey Publications, Limited, 2003 - History - 136 pages
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The NYC Fire Museum Since the earliest years of city history, New York's firefighters have put their lives on the line to protect its citizens from fire. Written by experts on Fire Department history, this book documents the evolution of city firefighting from the earliest bucket brigades through to the post 911 Department, largely through the collection of the Museum. Along the way, it documents the organizational improvements and political changes that have made city firefighting significantly more effective. This book tells the tale of the greatest fires that threatened New York, including the Great Fire of 1835 and the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It includes the attack on the World Trade Center and looks beyond from the perspective of the months following that traumatic day when hundreds of New York's Bravest tragically lost their lives.

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Andrew Coe is a writer and independent scholar living in Brooklyn, New York. His many books include Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States (Oxford, 2009) and Ear Inn Virons, a History of the New York Landmark and its Neighborhood (Odyssey, 2003). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink (Oxford, 2004 and 2012) and writes the Good Bread column for Serious Eats New York.

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