So Others Might Live
By (author) Terry Golway
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So Others Might Live by Terry Golway
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465027415
(235mm x 187mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Terry Golway
Machine Made, Paperback (April 2015)
"Golway's revisionist take is a useful reminder of the unmatched ingenuity of American politics."-Wall Street Journal
Words That Ring Through Time, Hardback (September 2009)
Golway has selected 50 speeches that changed the world through the sheer power of their oratory. From Moses to Mandela, each selection is illuminated with an insightful essay setting the speech squarely in its historical contexts and detailing its impact and consequences.
John Devoy's 'Catalpa' Expedition, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Terry Golway
Details one of the most important rescues in Irish American history
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Author Biography - Terry Golway
Terry Golway, columnist and City Editor of The New York Observer, is a frequent contributor to the Irish Echo, American Heritage, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. He is the co-author of The Irish in America, and the author of For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes, and Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
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