Young Men And Fire

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ISBN: 9780226500621

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Overview

On August 5, 1949, a crew of 15 USFS smokejumpers responded to the call in Mann Gulch, Montana. In the worst disaster of the Forest Service's history, all but 3 of them perished in a "blowup" less than 2 hours after their jump. MacLean, a young man at the time More »

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ISBN: 9780226500621

On August 5, 1949, a crew of 15 USFS smokejumpers responded to the call in Mann Gulch, Montana. In the worst disaster of the Forest Service's history, all but 3 of them perished in a "blowup" less than 2 hours after their jump. MacLean, a young man at the time of the fire, spent his last 14 years researching what happened that day. He interviewed 2 of the survivors and poured over eyewitness accounts of the tragedy. He visited the site countless times. What followed as he assembled the pieces is this wonderful book, told as only a masterful storyteller can tell it. MacLean is also the author of A River Runs Through It and many people are calling this book his literary monument to smokejumpers.

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