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The Resource Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11, Joseph Pfeifer

Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11, Joseph Pfeifer

Label
Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11
Title
Ordinary heroes
Title remainder
a memoir of 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Pfeifer
Title variation
Ordinary heroes
Title variation remainder
a memoir of nine eleven
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pfeifer, Joseph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432.7
LC item number
.P492 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pfeifer, Joseph
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Fire fighters
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Heroes
Label
Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11, Joseph Pfeifer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ordinary Day -- Aiming for the North Tower -- Go Up -- Déjà 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 Fire
Control code
on1227976656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593330258
Lccn
2021024461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1227976656
Label
Ordinary heroes : a memoir of 9/11, Joseph Pfeifer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An Ordinary Day -- Aiming for the North Tower -- Go Up -- Déjà 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 Fire
Control code
on1227976656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593330258
Lccn
2021024461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1227976656

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