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Firehouse by David Halberstam
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Apr 01, 10

Recommended for: Anyone wanting a closer look at the heroes of 9/11
Read from March 30 to April 01, 2010

This is a heart-wrenching story of Firehouse 40/35 in New York City. Thirteen firemen responded to the call on 9/11, but only one returned. The book tells about their lives, their families, and their love of being firemen. It tells of the events in each man's life leading up to the tragedy. It tells of those who missed being one of the ones to go on the call by some random happenstance, and of those who answered the call in the same way.

It is hard to imagine how any person, no matter how evil, could rationalize that it would be ok to kill innocent people and destroy the lives of their loved ones as it was accomplished on September 11th, 2001. I have been to Ground Zero, and I honor those who gave their lives there in hopes of saving others. After having taken this intimate look at such heroes, I honor them even more.

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