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Description - Rescue Men by Charles Kenney

The men in Charles Kenneys family have been drawn to firefighting since his grandfather Charles Pops Kenney joined the Boston Fire Department in 1932. In his working class, Irish-Catholic neighborhood, there were other jobs that offered a decent wage, but none had the sense of belonging that comes with being a fireman, or the purity of purpose that comes with saving lives. Pops was on the scene of the notorious Cocoanut Grove fire in 1942; the authors father, Sonny served with distinction until an explosion blew him from a third-story window; and two of the authors brothers were sparks as children, amateur firefighters, whose career goals were thwarted by a court order integrating the Boston fire department and changing the rules for employment forever. One became a cop, the other a paramedic and rescue man with an elite squad sent to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483104
ISBN-10: 1586483102
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles Kenney

Charles Kenney is an author and former journalist at The Boston Globe. He is the co-author of the non-fiction books Keep the Faith, Change the Church and John F Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio as well as the novels The Last Man, Code of Vengeance and The Son of John Devlin. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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