One Foot In The Black

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ISBN: 9781435706262

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Overview

Did you ever wonder what it's like to fight a wildfire - to face a wall of flames ninety feet high, moving at sixty miles an hour, burning at 1200+ degrees, and sucking away your oxygen? Did you ever wonder what kind of person becomes a wildland firefighter? Would you More »

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ISBN: 9781435706262

Did you ever wonder what it's like to fight a wildfire - to face a wall of flames ninety feet high, moving at sixty miles an hour, burning at 1200+ degrees, and sucking away your oxygen? Did you ever wonder what kind of person becomes a wildland firefighter? Would you like to know what motivates him and what his life is like?

The lead character is seeking a safe zone after growing up with an emotionally and physically abusive firefighter father and a battered mother. Cut off from his family at the age of nineteen, he travels to California to become a wildland firefighter. He is torn by the contradiction of hatred for his father and the need to have his father's approval. His opinion of women has suffered, also.

Chapters written in the first person alternate between his growing-up years, and chapters describing two formative years of his life (19-20) as a wildland firefighter, when he struggles to come of age and find acceptance and comfort within the "family" of his fire crew.

Firefighters Bookstore Item # 6303

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