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.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 23.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1