Ghosts of the Fireground

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ISBN: 62517775

$15.95

$7.97 Sale Price

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This is a hidden gem among the books we sell. I've never ever been a firefighter, much less one who is willing to schlep in the wildland, but I devoured Leschak's tales from the long-ago past of Father Pernin and his own recent past. Brilliant writing and wonderful storytelling. Subtitled: More »

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ISBN: 62517775

This is a hidden gem among the books we sell. I've never ever been a firefighter, much less one who is willing to schlep in the wildland, but I devoured Leschak's tales from the long-ago past of Father Pernin and his own recent past. Brilliant writing and wonderful storytelling. Subtitled: "echoes of the great Peshtigo fire, and the calling of a wildland firefighter." Leschak, a 20-year fire-service veteran with both wildland and municipal service, interweaves the story of the 1871 Peshtigo fire with his own time on the fireline. On the brink of the ferocious 2000 fire season. Leschak discovered the written account of Father Pernin's survival of the wildfire that devastated Peshtigo. As he takes us through Father Pernin's dangerous week, Leschak recounts his own journey from a life preparing for the ministry to a career dedicated to fighting fires. Part memoir, part history and part wildland adventure.

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