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
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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