Fire

Fire

By Sebastian Junger

  • Release Date: 2001-10-17
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 3.5
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Description

Forest fires, terrorism, war: explorations of danger by the author of The Perfect Storm.

In Fire, Sebastian Junger brings to bear the same meticulous prose that made A Perfect Storm a modern classic onto the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force—an out-of-control inferno burning in the steep canyons of Idaho—and the cast of characters risking everything to bring that force under control.

Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.

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  • Fire

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    By Turtle pond
    I rated this book as one star because the title did not match the content-it jumped all over the place- and was inconsistent with his other books I read: Perfect Storm and War. From the book cover I was expecting an in depth book on forest fires and the people that work in that industry, not a book that starts out describing fire fighting, which was excellent, then jumps to the atrocities that humans impart on each other. The majority of this book would have fit better under a title like War or short stories by Junger. If I wanted to read about that subject I would just pick up the daily paper.

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