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

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  • 8 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 973.931 PFE ORD (Text) 34207002406289 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 10/02/2021
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 973.931 PFE (Text) 37521531017632 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 09/21/2021
Clinton PL - Clinton B PFEIFER (Text) 36806002126363 NEW ITEMS Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 973.931 PFEIFER (Text) 34304001007980 Adult - Nonfiction Reshelving -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 973.931 PFE (Text) 50825010809753 Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 973.931 PFE (Text) 33187004881096 Nonfiction Checked out 10/01/2021
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 973.931 PFEI (Text) 39213000938807 New Adult Nonfiction In process -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 973.9 PFE (Text) 39970001052678 NF Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 973.931 P526 (Text) 76383000486077 Adult New Shelf, NF In process -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 973.931 BIOGRAPHY PFEIFER (Text) 34330513682436 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 10/06/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593330258
  • ISBN: 0593330250
  • Physical Description: 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
An ordinary day -- Aiming for the North Tower -- Go up -- Daejà 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 -- Epilogue.
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: Pfeifer, Joseph, 1956-
New York (N.Y.). Fire Department.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Fire fighters > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Search and rescue operations > New York (State) > New York.
Heroes > New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Memoir.

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