So Others Might Live
In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have played an integral part in the life of New York. So Others Might Live also offers a new view of the building of modern urban America and the social turbulence of New York from the 1700s to the present day.
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SO OTHERS MIGHT LIVE: A History of New York's Bravest--the FDNY from 1700 to the PresentUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A dramatic history of the men and women in black (with reflective piping) who make up the Fire Department of New York, from Irish-American historian Golway (For the Cause of Liberty, 2000, etc ... Read full review