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TitleOrdinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11 / Joseph Pfeifer, first FDNY Chief at the World Trade Center.
AuthorPfeifer, Joseph, 1956- author.
Call No973.931 PFE
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0593330250 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9780593330258 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 973.931 B 23
Personal Name Pfeifer, Joseph, 1956- author.
Title Statement Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11 / Joseph Pfeifer, first FDNY Chief at the World Trade Center.
Imprint New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021]
Physical Description 246 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246).
Formatted Contents Note An ordinary day -- Aiming for the North Tower -- Go up -- D?ej?a vu -- A loud rumbling sound -- Cloud of darkness -- Brother searching for brother -- Fear at home -- The pile -- An avalanche of memories -- A race against time -- Unthinkable losses -- Family time -- Becoming -- Saying goodbye -- Through the lens -- Emerging from the ashes -- How can I help? -- Igniting change -- Glowing red -- Smoldering embers -- The whole world on f
Summary, Etc. "From the first FDNY chief to respond to the 9/11 attacks, an intimate memoir and a tribute to those who died that others might live. When Chief Joe Pfeifer led his firefighters to investigate an odor of gas in downtown Manhattan on the morning of 9/11, he had no idea that his life was about to change forever. A few moments later, he watched the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Pfeifer, the closest FDNY chief to the scene, spearheaded rescue efforts on one of the darkest days in American history. Ordinary Heroes is the unforgettable and intimate account of what Chief Pfeifer witnessed at Ground Zero, on that day and the days that followed. Through his eyes, we see the horror of the attack and the courage of the firefighters who ran into the burning towers to save others. We see him send his own brother up the stairs of the North Tower, never to return. And we walk with him and his fellow firefighters through weeks of rescue efforts and months of numbing grief, as they wrestle with the real meaning of heroism and leadership. This gripping narrative gives way to resiliency and a determination that permanently reshapes Pfeifer, his fellow firefighters, NYC, and America. Ordinary Heroes takes us on a journey that turns traumatic memories into hope, so we can make good on our promise to never forget 9/11"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name 10 Pfeifer, Joseph, 1
Subject 10 New York (N.Y.). Fire Departm
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term 0 Fire fighters New York (State) New York Biogra
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term 0 Heroes New York (State) New Y
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term 0 Search and rescue operations New York (State) New Y
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term 0 September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2
Additional Physical Form Entry 08 Pfeifer, Joseph, 1956- Online version: New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021] Ordinary heroes (DLC) 202102 9780593330265

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