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On the Burning Edge - A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It-logo

On the Burning Edge - A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It

Kyle Dickman

The definitive account of one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history, which killed nineteen elite firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and also inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. "A tear-jerking classic."-Outside • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Men's Journal On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters-the Granite Mountain Hotshots-walked together into the Yarnell Hill Fire, tools in their hands and emergency fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. An award-winning journalist and former wildland firefighter, Kyle Dickman brings to the story a professional's understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it's like to stand inside a raging fire-and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm's way in the coming years. Praise for On the Burning Edge "Dickman weaves a century of fire-management history into the fully realized stories of the men's lives-the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fire within their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left in the shower before telling his girlfriend, Heather, 'I'll take care of it later. I promise.'"-Outside "Dickman offers a riveting account of a dangerous occupation and acts of nature most violent-and those who face both down."-Library Journal

The definitive account of one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history, which killed nineteen elite firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and also inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. "A tear-jerking classic."-Outside • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Men's Journal On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters-the Granite Mountain Hotshots-walked together into the Yarnell Hill Fire, tools in their hands and emergency fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. An award-winning journalist and former wildland firefighter, Kyle Dickman brings to the story a professional's understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it's like to stand inside a raging fire-and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm's way in the coming years. Praise for On the Burning Edge "Dickman weaves a century of fire-management history into the fully realized stories of the men's lives-the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fire within their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left in the shower before telling his girlfriend, Heather, 'I'll take care of it later. I promise.'"-Outside "Dickman offers a riveting account of a dangerous occupation and acts of nature most violent-and those who face both down."-Library Journal
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The definitive account of one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history, which killed nineteen elite firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and also inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave. "A tear-jerking classic."-Outside • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Men's Journal On June 28, 2013, a single bolt of lightning sparked an inferno that devoured more than eight thousand acres in northern Arizona. Twenty elite firefighters-the Granite Mountain Hotshots-walked together into the Yarnell Hill Fire, tools in their hands and emergency fire shelters on their hips. Only one of them walked out. An award-winning journalist and former wildland firefighter, Kyle Dickman brings to the story a professional's understanding of how wildfires ignite, how they spread, and how they are fought. He understands hotshots and their culture: the pain and glory of a rough and vital job, the brotherly bonds born of dangerous work. Drawing on dozens of interviews with officials, families of the fallen, and the lone survivor, he describes in vivid detail what it's like to stand inside a raging fire-and shows how the increased population and decreased water supply of the American West guarantee that many more young men will step into harm's way in the coming years. Praise for On the Burning Edge "Dickman weaves a century of fire-management history into the fully realized stories of the men's lives-the sweat, the adrenaline, the orange glow of fire within their aluminum shelters, and the chewing gum that hotshot Scott Norris left in the shower before telling his girlfriend, Heather, 'I'll take care of it later. I promise.'"-Outside "Dickman offers a riveting account of a dangerous occupation and acts of nature most violent-and those who face both down."-Library Journal

Language:

English

Narrators:

Will Damron

Length:

9h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:04


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:23


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:08


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:37


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

00:31