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    Has anyone read this book? It is by John Maclean. I am lookng to add to my library and would appreciate any feedback. The other one I saw by the same author that looked interesting in "Fire & Ashes."


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    Quote Originally Posted by superchef View Post
    Has anyone read this book? It is by John Maclean. I am lookng to add to my library and would appreciate any feedback. The other one I saw by the same author that looked interesting in "Fire & Ashes."


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    I read it. It's worthwhile and an easy read.

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    Thanks Chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superchef View Post
    Has anyone read this book? It is by John Maclean. I am lookng to add to my library and would appreciate any feedback. The other one I saw by the same author that looked interesting in "Fire & Ashes."


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    A couple more to consider: "Fire on the Mountain" by John MacLean is a Gripping account of the Storm King Mountain Fire in Colorado, back in the 1990s. Fourteen Firefighters died when a small Fire "Blew Up" and caught them in some places that were impossible to get out of quickly. John's analysis provides some insight into the internal politics of Federal Firefighting Agencies at their worst.

    Additionally, John's Father, the late Norman MacLean, wrote a book "titled "Young Men and Fire" About a similar Fire in Montana in 1949 that killed Twelve Firefighters. The Mann Gulch Fire taught a terrible lesson that had been largely forgotten by the time the Storm King incident occured.

    "Fire on the mountain" - John MacLean, Wm. Morrow Publishers, ISBN 0-688-14477-2

    "Young Men and Fire" - Norman MacLean, the University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-50061-6

    I have, and highly recommend, both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    The Mann Gulch Fire taught a terrible lesson that had been largely forgotten by the time the Storm King incident occured.

    That sentence speaks volumes about the fire service in general.


    Ive not heard of these books. I take it they all deal with wildland fires?
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    Thanks Dave. Yes, they deal with Major loss of Firefighters in Wildland Fire Operations
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    Thanks Chief!! I'll have to add those to my list as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    A couple more to consider: "Fire on the Mountain" by John MacLean is a Gripping account of the Storm King Mountain Fire in Colorado, back in the 1990s. Fourteen Firefighters died when a small Fire "Blew Up" and caught them in some places that were impossible to get out of quickly. John's analysis provides some insight into the internal politics of Federal Firefighting Agencies at their worst.

    Additionally, John's Father, the late Norman MacLean, wrote a book "titled "Young Men and Fire" About a similar Fire in Montana in 1949 that killed Twelve Firefighters. The Mann Gulch Fire taught a terrible lesson that had been largely forgotten by the time the Storm King incident occured.

    "Fire on the mountain" - John MacLean, Wm. Morrow Publishers, ISBN 0-688-14477-2

    "Young Men and Fire" - Norman MacLean, the University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-50061-6

    I have, and highly recommend, both of them.

    I 2nd this, all three are good books and well worth the read. I got to see John speak at the local college.
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