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So Others Might Live

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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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 16th 2003 by Basic Books (first published September 2002)
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The history and gallantry of one of the world’s most famous fire departments is eloquently immortalized in the no-holds-barred non-fiction work “So Others Might Live: A History of New York’s Bravest the FDNY From 1700 To The Present.” Former Columnist of the New York Observer and official FDNY Historian Terry Golway, crafts one of the best literary works of New York Firefighting history, tragedy, innovation and bravery combined into an in-depth biography. Published in 2002, the book explores th
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