So others might live
a history of New York's bravest : the FDNY from 1700 to the present
|Subject||Fire extinction -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Fire extinction. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00925322
Fire fighters -- New York (State) -- New York.
Fire fighters. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00925379
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Fire Science. -- bisacsh
In the first history of the New York Fire Department--FDNY--in over sixty years, journalist Terry Golway weaves together stories of heroic firefighters and extraordinary fires to create a moving and original account of New York as seen through the eyes and actions of the city's firefighters. From the eighteenth century's most ambitious public-works project--the building of aqueducts from upstate to help control fires--to firefighter-turned-politician Boss Tweed's backroom politics, fire and firefighters have played an integral part in the life of New York. So Others Might Live also offers a new view of the building of modern urban America and the social turbulence of New York from the 1700s to the present day.