Gear: Young Men and Fire


Young Men and Fire

The University of Chicago Press
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Memoirs
Average Rating:
(1 Vote)

Written by Norman Maclean. This is an account of the August 5, 1949 tragedy that happened to a group of smokejumpers trying to fight the Mann Gulch forest fire.

Member Reviews

  • L_df29b3090f4f2ad0830ba0f0204af08f_max30
    Fixx2558, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 21:36:52 UTC.
    1st review

    The book was mainly written by Maclean who was on the crew. It is really well written. I like the detail he goes into trying to describe the emotions of not only living through the ordeal, but just about the sensation of fighting a massive forest fire in general. A good read no matter what, but I highly suggest anyone looking into going into the industry at all should read it so they have an idea of what they will be facing.

    Flag as inappropriate