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Granite Mountain : the firsthand account of a tragic wildfire, its lone survivor, and the firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice / Brendan McDonough, with Stephan Talty.

McDonough, Brendan, (author.). Talty, Stephan (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day."--Back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 363.379 M136 (Text) 35178001647596 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/12/2018 Available -
Ione Public Library 363 MCD (Text) 37843000055129 Adult Nonfiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/11/2017 Available -
Sherman County Public/School Library 363.379 MCD (Text) 37039000143227 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 08/02/2018 Available -
Weston Public Library 636.379 M14 (Text) 37886000114107 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 05/31/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316308175
  • ISBN: 031630817X
  • ISBN: 9780316511568
  • ISBN: 0316511560
  • Physical Description: 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published as My lost brothers.
"Soon to be a major motion picture."--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
"Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day."--Back cover.
Subject: McDonough, Brendan.
Granite Mountain Hotshots (Wildfire fighters)
Wildfires > Arizona > Yarnell.
Yarnell (Ariz.) > History > 21st century.
Fires > Casualties > Arizona > Yarnell.
Wildfire fighters > Arizona > Yarnell.
Fires > Casualties
Wildfire fighters
Wildfires
Arizona > Yarnell.
Genre: History.
Summary: "Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers. Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day."--Back cover.

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