Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire (Harvest Book)

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A compelling memoir that captures a remarkable career; Terrifying, but grimly funny, this is a portrait of a real-life daredevil; For anyone with an appetite for vicarious adventure; Fighting fires since 1965, veteran smokejumper Murray Taylor finally retired from his legendary career last summer - the worst fire season in more than fifty years. After three decades of parachuting out of planes and battling blazes in the vast, rugged wilderness that is Alaska and the West. Taylor recounts in Jumping Fire, with passion and honesty, stories of man versus nature at its most furious and unforgiving.

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Jumping Fire Written with a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, "Jumping Fire" recounts Taylor's three decades parachuting out of planes and fighting fires in the vast, rugged wilderness of the West, told within the framework of one thrilling season. Includes a new Afterword on the fires of summer 2000. Full description

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"Terrifying, grimly funny . . . An affectionate portrait of a fraternity of daredevils."-THE NEW YORKER

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"A grand adventure that captures a lifestyle of violent oscillations between terror, boredom, and exhaustion."-"Outside"

"A beautifully crafted, wise yet thrilling book that will endure as long as there is an appetite for vicarious adventure and a curiosity about why people are driven to do dangerous things that most of us would consider crazy."-"Los Angeles Times"

"Terrifying, grimly funny . . . An affectionate portrait of a fraternity of daredevils."-"The New Yorker"

Praise for "Jumping Fire"
"A grand adventure that captures a lifestyle of violent oscillations between terror, boredom, and exhaustion."-"Outside"
"A beautifully crafted, wise yet thrilling book that will endure as long as there is an appetite for vicarious adventure and a curiosity about why people are driven to do dangerous things that most of us would consider crazy."-"Los Angeles Times"
"Terrifying, grimly funny . . . An affectionate portrait of a fraternity of daredevils."-"The New Yorker"

Praise for Jumping Fire
"A grand adventure that captures a lifestyle of violent oscillations between terror, boredom, and exhaustion."- Outside
"A beautifully crafted, wise yet thrilling book that will endure as long as there is an appetite for vicarious adventure and a curiosity about why people are driven to do dangerous things that most of us would consider crazy."- Los Angeles Times
"Terrifying, grimly funny . . . An affectionate portrait of a fraternity of daredevils."- The New Yorker

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