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Granite Mountain: The First-Hand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifi

Granite Mountain: The First-Hand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifi


作者  /  Brendan McDonough

出版社 / Hachette Book Group USA

出版日期 / 2017/09/26

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 口袋裝

定價 / NT$350

售價 / 9折, NT$ 315

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電影《無路可退》原著。

2013年亞利桑那州的森林大火吞噬了19位菁英消防員,唯一的倖存者,寫下了這部動人的回憶錄。


布蘭登因為無法戒掉毒品而被逼進毫無希望的邊際,幸好有小女兒,讓他決定改變人生。他應徵了”花崗岩山菁英小組”,這是位於亞利桑那州普雷斯科特一支訓練有素的消防隊。就在四個小組成員相繼離開之後,隊長艾瑞克面臨了關鍵時刻,他在骨瘦如柴的布蘭登身上似乎看到了一絲絲希望,於是決定冒險採用這個幾乎不夠資格的應徵者。其他小組成員都不認為布蘭登可以勝任這份工作,還好在艾瑞克的鼓勵下,潛藏在他內心的動力與奉獻精神被釋放了出來。他成功地撲滅了好幾場大火,並且贏得其他組員的信心,得以與他們稱兄道弟。

2013年6月30日,亞奈爾山附近發生了森林大火,花崗岩山菁英小組面對一片火海,19名隊員在數分鐘之內被火吞噬,只有擔任守望員的布蘭登逃過一劫。這是自911恐怖攻擊之後,消防隊員殉職人數最多的一次事件。

這本回憶錄細數布蘭登如何在吸毒的深淵中找到出口,如何在花崗岩山菁英小組中獲得一種使命感,並且鉅細靡遺的回憶大火當天,他的兄弟們如何犧牲生命而救了他一命。《花崗岩山》是一部令人痛苦的救贖故事,布蘭登以堅韌面對悲劇,他要提醒世人,每天都有許許多多的無名英雄身陷危險,只為了要保護他人。

The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave.

A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires.

Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict when he, for the sake of his young daughter, decided to turn his life around. He enlisted in the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of elite firefighters based in Prescott, Arizona. Their leader, Eric Marsh, was in a desperate crunch after four hotshots left the unit, and perhaps seeing a glimmer of promise in the skinny would-be recruit, he took a chance on the unlikely McDonough, and the chance paid off. Despite the crew's skepticism, and thanks in large part to Marsh's firm but loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent drive and dedication, going on to successfully battle a number of blazes and eventually win the confidence of the men he came to call his brothers.

Then, on June 30, 2013, while McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed by his team--served as lookout, they confronted a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in nearby Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm ultimately trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them within minutes. Nationwide, it was the greatest loss of firefighter lives since the 9/11 attacks.

Granite Mountain is a gripping memoir that traces McDonough's story of finding his way out of the dead end of drugs, finding his purpose among the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he lost the very men who had saved him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience in the face of tragedy, Granite Mountain is also a powerful reminder of the heroism of the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect us every day.







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誠品26碼 /2681516636006
ISBN 13 /9780316511551
ISBN 10 /0316511552
EAN /9780316511551

頁數272
尺寸19.1X10.7CM
裝訂口袋裝
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語言英文
成份0.00




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