I read this book back in high school (a period falling between 1989 and 1993 for those playing at home) shortly after reading A River Runs Through It. While I was genuinely moved by the emotions in River (and it's subsequent movie adaptation) the story of Young Men and Fire touched me in a different way. The book by Norman Maclean tells the story of a group of Montana Forest Service firefighters battling a massive forest fire in the summer of 1949. While fighting the blaze, whose flames grew to over 40 stories in height and which moved at 50 mph, 13 firefighters died. It's the kind of story we all heard after 9/11 and deserved to be retold.
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