By Kyle Dickman
On June 28, 2013, a unmarried bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that gobbled greater than 8 thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters—the Granite Mountain Hotshots—walked jointly into the blaze, instruments of their fingers and emergency hearth shelters on their hips. just one of them walked out.
Dickman brings to the tale a certified firefighter’s knowing of ways wildfires ignite, how they unfold, and the way they're fought. He is familiar with hotshots and their tradition: the ache and glory of a coarse and very important activity, the brotherly bonds born of harmful paintings. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officers, households of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in bright aspect what it’s wish to stand within a raging fire—and exhibits how the elevated inhabitants and lowered water provide of the yank West make sure that many extra younger males will step into harm’s approach within the coming years.
Praise for On the Burning Edge
“What makes this ebook a tear-jerking vintage is the seamless demeanour during which Dickman weaves a century of fire-management background into the absolutely learned tales of the men’s lives—the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fireplace inside of their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left within the bathe ahead of telling his female friend, Heather, ‘I’ll look after it later. I promise.’”—Outside
“Dickman bargains a riveting account of a perilous career and acts of nature so much violent—and those that face either down.”—Library Journal
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