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Halberstam and his family live three and a half blocks from Engine 40, Ladder 35, and he writes of these 13 men in such a loving and precise way that he could be describing members of his own clan. Deeply felt and emotional, Firehouse is a tribute to these decent, honorable, and heroic men and a celebration of their selflessness not only as firefighters but also as husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
David Halberstam has written an engrossing and touching tribute to not just the FDNY but to firefighters everywhere. Read morePublished on June 8 2003 by Lisa Bahrami
'Firehouse' is a wonderful story of 12 men who perished while trying to save lives in the midst of chaos at Ground Zero. Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by Andy Orrock
Usually David Halberstam books are not characterized with brevity, however, "Firehouse" is a precious assemble of insightful pieces of information about... Read more
This book was a requirement for me to read in one of my college classes, a class dedicated to trying to understand September 11th. But this book was very interesting. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002
Halberstam seems to have a young boy's crush on older, more masculine men. Like his sports books ("October 1964" and "Summer '49" about the world of baseball,... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2002 by Charles S. Houser
Firehouse by David Halberstam was the first book dealing with September 11th that I read. I really felt like this book did a good job of letting you into the personal lives of... Read morePublished on Sept. 14 2002 by "hutkham"
As a veteran reader of 20th century history books, I've long considered David Halberstam to be one of the best and brightest of the contemporary historians publishing today. Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2002 by Barron Laycock
I bought this book because I saw the author being interviewed on one of those morning talk shows. He seemed like a nice man and the way in which he described his book interested... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2002