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Smokejumper

By Jason A. Ramos,Julian Smith
  • Book ID : 0062319647
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 674
  • eBook Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • File Pdf: smokejumper.pdf

Book Summary:

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year — record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement, and the increasing encroachment of residential housing into the wilderness have combined to create a powder keg that threatens millions of acres and thousands of lives every year. One select group of men and women are part of America's front-line defense: smokejumpers. The smokejumper program operates through both the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Though they are tremendously skilled and only highly experienced and able wildland firefighters are accepted into the training program, being a smokejumper remains an art that can only be learned on the job. Forest fires often behave in unpredictable ways: spreading almost instantaneously, shooting downhill behind a stiff tailwind, or even flowing like a liquid. In this extraordinarily rare memoir by an active-duty jumper, Jason Ramos takes readers into his exhilarating and dangerous world, explores smokejumping’s remarkable history, and explains why their services are more essential than ever before.

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  • File Pdf: wildfire-at-dawn.pdf

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A wildfire smokejumper takes to the skies to battle the flames. But his heart burns for a woman with both feet securely on the ground. Lead smokie Johnny Akbar Jepps is always first out of the plane, first into the fire, and first with the ladies. The one thing he never puts on the line? His heart. Until he meets a woman who gallops away with it. Laura Jenson, wilderness guide and expert horsewoman, leads tourists from the Mount Hood Timberline Lodge into the wilds of Oregon. She knows the game and has no interest in some lady-killing, full-of-himself smokejumper. Not until Johnny lights her heart on fire. They both must risk everything to keep from getting burned by the heat. “Good fun, high adventure, and a sweet romance. Just right (especially at 4 am when I finished!)” – Reading Reality [Can be read stand-alone or in series. A complete happy-ever-after with no cliffhangers.] Buy now to jump into the romantic firefighting adventure.

Wildfire on the Skagit

By M. L. Buchman
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  • Publisher : Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 774
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When wildfire threatens her home, a smokie gal has only one choice—fight for her life. Elite smokejumper Krista Thorson parachutes into wildfires for a living. Too tall, too big, too strong, she never fit in...except on the fireline. Her past lost, her future uncertain, Krista fights for the present. Special Forces veteran Evan Greene jumps fire to avoid facing his past. Some memories are too painful. Evan’s policy? Bury and move on—until Krista unearths what he most wants to forget. No half-measures win this firefight. Together they must face their pasts before their love is burned away by the wildfire on the Skagit. “M.L. Buchman is an amazing author and...sure to entertain the most demanding reader.” – Fresh Fiction, Firehawks [Can be read stand-alone or in series. A complete happy-ever-after with no cliffhangers.] Buy now to jump into the romantic firefighting adventure.

Wildfire Smokejumper Trilogy

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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 550
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Smokejumpers of the Civilian Public Service in World War II

By Robert C. Cottrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 0786483261
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 200
  • File Pdf: smokejumpers-of-the-civilian-public-service-in-world-war-ii.pdf

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This is the story of Civilian Public Service smokejumpers, who battled against dangerous winds, searing heat, and devastating fires from 1943 until 1945. Fewer than 300 World War II conscientious objectors served their country in this fashion, operating out of CPS bases in Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. But that small band of men helped to keep alive Forest Service operations in the Pacific Northwest and thus sustained a program to fight potentially crippling fires. When the war ended, CPS smokejumpers, like millions of World War II combat soldiers, were “ushered out” of wartime service. Some, like many returning GIs, encountered difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. Nevertheless, the one-time smokejumpers often went on to make other remarkable contributions to their communities, their nation, and the world.

Exposure Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

By Johan Rosqvist
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 113691577X
  • Pages : 274
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: exposure-treatments-for-anxiety-disorders.pdf

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Exposure Treatments for Anxiety Disorders is a unique volume, as it draws together the latest research on the rapidly-expanding field of anxiety disorders and illuminates how to correctly apply the proven methodology of behavioral therapy techniques to the variety of situations that face today's mental health professional. That said, cognitive therapy has in the last 10 years gotten increased attention as an alternative to behavior therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders. But while it is gaining acceptance among practitioners, cognitive therapy has yet to illustrate substantial benefits above those that behavior therapy can already provide. In light of the aforementioned, coupled with the pressure many practitioners feel from managed care paradigms and shrinking healthcare coverage, this book will be a welcome resource allowing for increased clarity of action, accountability, and ultimately, positive client outcome. Each chapter is designed to address pivotal aspects in the assessment, formulation and diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders, to a sufficient depth that the generalist practitioner will be comfortable using this book as a guide when working with the anxiety disordered client.

A Great Day to Fight Fire

By Mark Matthews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Isbn : 0806184876
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 838
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Mann Gulch, Montana, 1949. Sixteen men ventured into hell to fight a raging wildfire; only three came out alive. Searing the fire into the nation’s consciousness, Norman Maclean chronicled the Mann Gulch tragedy in his award-winning book Young Men and Fire. Still, the silence of the victims’ families robbed Maclean’s account of an essential personal dimension. Shifting the focus from the fire to the men who fought it, Mark Matthews now provides that perspective. Not until 1999—the fiftieth anniversary of the fire—did people begin to talk openly about Mann Gulch. Matthews has garnered those thoughts to reveal how devastating the fire was to the firefighters’ family members, coworkers, and friends. In retelling the story of Mann Gulch, he draws on the testimony of the three survivors—including never-before-published insights from the last living member of the team—and interviews with former smoke jumpers of that era. The result is a moment-by-moment, heart-stopping re-creation of events. The Mann Gulch tragedy provoked the Forest Service to develop safety equipment and training programs, but fighting wildfires is still a perilous job. Matthews’ stirring account renews our respect for one of nature’s primal forces. A heartbreakingly human story, it still haunts a firefighting community—and keeps today’s firefighters forever on guard.

On the Fireline

By Matthew Desmond
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226144070
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 391
  • File Pdf: on-the-fireline.pdf

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In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows that these firefighters aren’t the adrenaline junkies or romantic heroes as they’re so often portrayed. An immersion into a dangerous world, On the Fireline is also a sophisticated analysis of a high-risk profession—and a captivating read. “Gripping . . . a masterful account of how young men are able to face down wildfire, and why they volunteer for such an enterprise in the first place.”—David Grazian, Sociological Forum “Along with the risks and sorrow, Desmond also presents the humor and comaraderie of ordinary men performing extraordinary tasks. . . . A good complement to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire. Recommended.”—Library Journal

Danger Calling

By Peb Jackson,James Lund
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 9781441213136
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Reads : 287
  • File Pdf: danger-calling.pdf

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Available in both an adult and a youth edition, Danger Calling features 16 true stories that take readers on a high-adrenaline ride--from the depths of the sea to the top of Mount Everest and everywhere in between--and pose provocative questions that move men and teen boys forward in their lives and faith. Danger Calling challenges readers to discover if they are truly living out God's game plan for their lives: Would you stop to help a climber in the "death zone" on Everest? What is your source of strength in a crisis? Could you lead others into battle knowing some are likely to die? To what challenge is God summoning you right now? Each story thrills and engages. Each set of questions challenges readers to discover who they are, where they stand in their faith, and whether God is calling them to a life of greater risks and deeper meaning. The youth edition contains a combination of eight stories of youth adventures, as well as eight from the adult version. Both books are perfect for small group use and include study questions with each chapter.

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

By Janice Lynn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1952210429
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 571
  • File Pdf: wrapped-up-in-christmas-hope.pdf

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He’s willing to risk his life to save others. Is she willing to risk her heart on him? Morgan’s late husband was a daredevil…and now she’s a widowed single mom. All she wants now is to set up a stable life for herself and her son in the small town of Pine Hill, Kentucky. Andrew’s a firefighter who thrives on the rush of saving others. His secret dream is to become a smokejumper and fight raging wildfires across the country. But it’ll mean leaving his hometown and the people who rely on him. Morgan and Andrew are drawn together as they both volunteer to make quilts for veterans at the local quilt shop. Morgan’s son looks up to Andrew, and Morgan can’t help but notice how good Andrew is with him. Meanwhile, Andrew’s torn between his ambition and his growing attraction to Morgan. They both have choices to make about their future…and about each other.

Old Men

By Paul T. Bryant
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 9781462836161
  • Pages : 199
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 473
  • File Pdf: old-men.pdf

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Over his eighty-plus years, Paul T. Bryant has worked as a farm and ranch hand, soldier, forest-fire lookout, park ranger naturalist, editor, teacher, and academic administrator. He has lived and worked in a variety of states, from Washington to North Carolina and from Texas to Massachusetts, filling in those spans with time in Oklahoma, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, and Virginia. He brings this range of experience to this series of short stories and sketches of various old mentheir lives, their problems, and how they have met those problems. These are fiction, but they draw on actual experience. Old age is a challenging time for old men and old women alike. As more and more of us reach this challenging time, we can profit from learning how others have met those challenges or failed to do so. By the same token, perhaps those who have not yet reached old age will find here some increased understanding for those who have. Other books by Bryant: H. L. Davis (1978), Confessions of an Habitual Administrator (2005). Book Review An eclectic collection of short fiction and poetry explores the challenges faced by men as they age. The author, now in his 80s, begins with a prologue reminding readers that old age is neither a crime nor a sin, but merely another stage of life with challenges and potential triumphs. Reflecting on the fact that more and more people are living to advanced ages, Bryant offers his work as a report on the road conditions from one who has traveled it, to those coming up behind him. Although his book has an explicitly didactic purpose, this does not mean that the authors stories and poems are in any way moralizingnor do they offer easy solutions to the problems of old age such as aimlessness, solitude, pain or the possibility of an afterlife. However its true that Bryants intention are not purely literary. Although told with unusual stylistic concision and vigor only rarely marred by clichd expressions such as references to wind sighing through the pine needles on a mountain slope or a spirited game of touch footballthese fictions do not aspire to aesthetic independence, but rather aim at maximum clarity in representing common experiences. In the process, they reveal the authors deeply humane insight into a wide variety of human types, ranging from retired businessmen, to minor poets and academics, to American Indians before the arrival of European settlers. Although incidental to his main aims, Bryants use of the variety of American geography and history also showcases his deep knowledge of these subjects, thus providing another opportunity for readers to learn from this book. What one storys narrator says about an old farmhand could equally be applied to the author of this collectionWe should treasure people like Stuart Wellborn, people who know and love the land and who can tell its story. Crisp, quietly learned storytelling offers subtle insights into the experience of aging. -Kirkus Discoveries

Smoking Hot

By Anne Marsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anne Marsh
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: smoking-hot.pdf

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Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh’s sexy SEALs series! For Navy SEAL Tye Callahan, Strong, California is a debt of honor and temporary detour in his military career. He’s fought hard in Afghanistan and he won’t stop until the battle is won. When an ambush he should have prevented kills one of his teammates, however, Tye steps up and steps in to fill the fallen man’s obligations. One summer in Strong fighting fires with the smoke jumper team. One fiancee to look out for and get back on her feet. But the adrenaline rush of fighting fire, of jumping into the heart of the flames and pitting wits and body against the inferno, is nothing compared to the rush of coming face to face with Katie Lawson… Katie can’t accept her larger-than-life fiancé has been killed in action. While she waits for him to come home, she vows to fulfill his bucket list. And who better to help her than Mr. Tall, Dark and Sexy—her fiancé’s teammate and substitute smoke jumper? Now, as the summer heats up one sexy task at a time, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives… together. All of the books in When SEALs Come Home are standalone books: Burns So Bad (Book 1) Smoking Hot (Book 2) Sweet Burn (Book 3) Yours for Christmas (Book 3.5) Heated (Book 4) One Hot SEAL (Book 5) Her Firefighter SEAL (Book 6) Her Christmas SEAL (Book 7)