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20,000 Alarms: The Memoirs of New York's Most Decorated Fireman [Paperback]

Richard Hamilton

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Playboy Mass Market Paperbacks (December 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872168107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872168107
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Firefighter Classic Forever Jan. 30 2000
By Patrick G Jay - Published on Amazon.com
Many years ago, I lost my copy of 20,000 ALARMS, and now find it is out of print! This makes finding a copy tricky. What a blow! Fortunately I've read it so many times that most of has stayed with me over the years. I recently found a copy in another cities public libary and read it overnight. I think that this should sum up my review. If YOU have a spare copy, I'd love to hear from you! E-mail: p.jay@pei.sympatico.ca
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have. Feb. 15 2001
By Glenn Stevenson - Published on Amazon.com
I read this book, when I was in college. This is a very well written testament about the careers and experiences on New York City Fire Fighters. Ten years later, I am still trying to locate copies of this book, to give to my friends, who now work for the FDNY.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book well worth reading. March 8 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I read this book a number of years ago and remember it clearly. Lt. Hamilton earned all his many decorations. Mr. Hamilton seems honest and sincre in how he see's himself and his rescues, sometimes arrogant,and others humble. He clearly was the right man in the tough places at the right time. If you have ever eaten smoke, and faced the red devil fire, this book is for you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For a true-to-life adventure.... Aug. 30 2000
By Scott E - Published on Amazon.com
This is the book to find. Like one of the other reviewers, I had this book many years ago, and read it until it literally fell apart. I found it again at a public library about two years ago, and I long to once again have it in my collection.
By P. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
I saw this book on Amazon and purchased this book as a gift for a friend who is a fire fighter. He couldn't put it down. He said it is an excellent, well-written book and a must read for every fire fighter out there! While the average person, who is not a fire fighter, would not probably identify with the characters and stories in this book, the person who is a fire fighter will identify with them, because of their experiences on the job. This book is out of print and hard to find, but highly recommended

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