Last Man Down. The Fireman's Story - Richard Picciotto

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Last Man Down. The Fireman's Story - Richard Picciotto

On September 11th, leading seven companies of firefighters up the B stairway to Tower 1 of the World Trade Centre, Battalion Commander Richard 'Pitch'...

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“Last man down”

published 29/07/2017

ProCaptivating story

ConsNone really, although this book is not without con...

I have written before that I have some interests that could be considered macabre by others and my interests in disasters such as 9/11 could be considered odd by some people. I read this book years ago but when I saw it in a charity shop recently, I decided to buy another copy and to read it...

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Excellent

ProHighly informative & interesting.

ConsNone.

When I am called to duty, God, Wherever flames may rage; Give me strength to save some life, Whatever be its age. This is the first verse in The Fireman's Prayer poem. Introduction When 911 happened, I can clearly remember what I was doing that day, as I'm sure most of us can. I had just been...

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“How To Hate A Hero”

published 06/07/2003

ProSome moving photos, some interesting information s...

ConsDull, poor writing style, unsatisfying

I have recently been reading a lot of history – biographies of Anne Frank and her contemporaries, witness accounts of the events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I find these real-life stories of immense bravery extremely inspiring. The most horrific world event I have so far lived through must...

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Excellent

ProExcellently written...

ConsShould come with a free box of tissues...

The date is Tuesday September Eleventh 2001 and it’s 9.59am. You’re a Battalion Chief for the New York Fire Department. Standing by the bank of lifts, on the thirty-fifth floor of the North tower of the World Trade Centre you can hear a noise approaching; a sound like a thousand steam...

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Excellent

ProIt makes you think and be thankful

ConsEmotional

You may be wondering ‘Why on earth do I want to read about Richard Picciotto?’ Richard lives in Chester, New York with his wife, son and daughter. He is a native of Staten Island. He holds a BBA degree and has received many departmental awards and commendations for bravery and meritorious service...

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Excellent

ProDid not need pictures to visualize the catastrophi...

ConsNot long enough

KarenUk obviously has no idea what it feels like to have 100+ stories of a building fall on top of her and survive. It's ok though, you watched it from TV. I simply do not understand how someone can criticize an author for writing about an event they lived through with styles and techniques that...

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On September 11th, leading seven companies of firefighters up the B stairway to Tower 1 of the World Trade Centre, Battalion Commander Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto was the highest ranking fire department commander in the twin towers when Tower 2 fell. Pitch and his men were on the 17th floor racing upward when the world seemed to explode around them. From his intimate knowledge of the Towers gained during service after the 1993 WTC bombing Pitch was able to lead the firefighters to an alternate stairwell to floor 12 where they were met with a horrifying sight -- more than 50 workers too crippled, too old, or too weak to have made their way out on their own. Pitch ordered his firefighters to form a human chain and pushed and cajoled them down the stairs. They were in the 7th floor stairwell when Tower 1 fell, accordioning into a mound of burning rubble. Pitch and a handful of survivors woke to find themselves buried on the landing of floor 2. This is the story of how they made it out, and how Pitch Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter survived the collapse of the twin towers and led his men and the survivors to safety. See all Product Description

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Author: Richard Picciotto

Title: Last Man Down. The Fireman's Story

Genre: Biography

Type: Non-Fiction

ISBN: 752852620

EAN: 9780752852621

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