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Halberstam and his family live three and a half blocks from Engine 40, Ladder 35, and he writes of these 13 men in such a loving and precise way that he could be describing members of his own clan. Deeply felt and emotional, Firehouse is a tribute to these decent, honorable, and heroic men and a celebration of their selflessness not only as firefighters but also as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. --Shawn Carkonen
As always with Halberstam this is is very well written book.
Halberstam does a great job of personalizing the September 11, 2001 tragedy by the portrayal of 13 brave New York firefighters of Engine 40, Ladder 35.
For this reason alone, the book's mere 200 pages are well worth the short time it takes to read.
An outstanding book for anyone who is fire department related. I had read it several years ago (borrowed a copy from a friend), and I wanted my own copy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Virginia Ann Hughes
This book was written with the highest regard to and for the sacrifices that were made by the bravest firemen and their families.Published 6 months ago by FDBrushes
David Halberstam does a wonderful job of going inside the firehouse, the life of the fireman, and the parallel lives of the families of these men. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Evan Frankl
I think this is a wonderful book. My father is a retired firefighter who served at the 'pit' or 'pile,' for a long time after 911 looking for what was left of the civilians and his... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sugafoot
I have most of Halberstam's books beginning with the Best and the Brightest. His writing style is engaging--I could not put the book down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
David Halberstam has written, in my opinion, the best description of "what firefighters are made of", that I have ever read; and I have read a lot of books about... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard Arwood
Phenomenal book, easy to read and pays much respect to those lost and the families whom were left behind. From a firefighter, I say thank you and well done!! #343..Never Forget!Published 10 months ago by Curtis James
It’s truly unfortunate that we find out the good deeds of men committed to service of our fellow citizens when tragedy strikes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard C. Geschke
As with his other works Halberstam does not just describe the events and present historical facts. Instead, he tells history through those who make it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by marquis des