Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

The Firsthand Account of A Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Book - 2017 | First trade paperback edition.
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"Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day."-- Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780316308175
031630817X
9780316511568
0316511560
Branch Call Number: 363.379 MCDONOU
Characteristics: 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Talty, Stephan - Author

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