Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

The book tells the tragic story of 13 smokejumpers who lost their lives in the 1949 Mann Gulch fire in Montana. The author examines the circumstances leading up to the disaster, the fire's aftermath, and its lasting impact. The narrative combines elements of reportage, biography, and nature writing, and it serves as a meditation on writing, grief, and the human character.

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