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Rescue Men: A Memoir (Hardback)

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This is an unvarnished family memoir of three generations of Boston firemen. The men in Charles Kenney's family have been drawn to fire-fighting since his grandfather Charles "Pops" Kenney joined the Boston Fire Department in 1932. In his working class, Irish-Catholic neighbourhood, there were other jobs that offered a decent wage, but none had the sense of belonging that comes with being a fireman, or the purity of purpose that comes with saving lives. Pops was on the scene of the notorious Cocoanut Grove fire in 1942; the author's father, "Sonny", served with distinction until an explosion blew him from a third-storey window; and two of the author's brothers were "sparks" as children, amateur fire-fighters whose career goals were thwarted by a court order integrating the Boston fire department and changing the rules for employment forever. One became a cop, the other a paramedic and rescue man with an elite squad sent to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Spanning sixty years of fire-fighting history, "Rescue Men" captures what it's really like to be a fireman.

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyMemoirsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesFire services Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S. Publication Date: 01/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9781586483104  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Charles Kenney is an author and former journalist at The Boston Globe. He is the co-author of the non-fiction books Keep the Faith, Change the Church and John F Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio as well as the novels The Last Man, Code of Vengeance and The Son of John Devlin. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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