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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Smith Narrator: Eric Conger, Jeff David, Don Leslie, Beth McDonald, Jennifer Jay Myers, Paula Parker, Charles Stransk Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this first book-length account of the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center, retired New York City firefighter Dennis Smith gives a remarkable eyewitness account of perhaps the most heroic and desperate collaborative disaster effort in recent history. Smith arrived on the scene shortly after the attacks on September 11 and stayed for weeks. He stretched hoses, picked up bodies, and talked with police, firefighters, and emergency workers who had rushed downtown to confront a spectacle no rescue worker had ever faced before. 

In Report from Ground Zero, Smith gives us the stories of some of the 343 firefighters who were reported missing or dead, including: Captain Pat Brown from Ladder Company 3, who was a personal friend; a father and son; the department’s beloved chaplain; commanders; rookies; and entire companies that were lost. Smith pays tribute to the dozens of police and emergency workers who died, as well as those who undertook an urgent search and rescue mission and, finally, the grim and daunting task of massive clean up.

Smith’s rare blend of superb writing skills and up-close firefighting experience drop us into the psyche of a firefighter, which sheds light on what would make someone rush into a flaming building: it’s called heroism.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andy B | 1/21/2014

    " I found this book a good first hand account of what went on at the twin towers in New York on 911.The author is a former NY fireman and wrote books about the firemans life in NYC.I recomend this book to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 12/26/2013

    " Its a great book for any man/woman that wants to be a fireman. It makes you realize that fireman, and women have a an out ragious jobs upon their shoulds, and makes you really appreciate what they had to go through during the 9.11.01 situations. It made you say wow ever time you read a chapter of the books, and its really what made me want to become a firefighter, and fullfill my dreams! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky | 12/25/2013

    " I learned alot about the firefighters of 911. Dennis Smith is a good writer with a very different way of talking about the events and the firefighters who lived and died that day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 12/21/2013

    " Another great one from Dennis Smith. Look for mention of my brave cousin Brian O'Flaherty...Battalion Chief FDNY..he didn't have to be there. Probably the next to last guy to see Ray Downey before he was killed. "

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About the Author

Dennis Smith is a retired New York City firefighter. He stayed in the fire department an additional nineteen years after the success of his first book, Report from Engine Co. 82. He is the author of numerous books including several other bestsellers about firefighting. He founded Firehouse Magazine and has become an outstanding spokesman for firefighters nationwide. He is currently chairman of First Responders Financial Company and lives in New York City.