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When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It and Other Stories to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One editor, so the story goes, replied, "it has trees in it." Forty years later, the title novella is recognized as one of the great American tales of the twentieth century, and Maclean as one of the most beloved writers of our time. The finely distilled product of a long life of often surprising...
|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Availability|
|2017.||The University of Chicago Press||xvi, 246 pages ; 23 cm|
Westover - Adult Fiction
|2001.||Twenty-fifth anniversary edition /||University of Chicago Press||xxii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
2 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
A devastating and lyrical work of nonfiction, Young Men and Fire describes the events of August 5, 1949, when a crew of fifteen of the US Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of the men were dead or mortally burned. Haunted by these deaths for forty years, Norman Maclean puts together the scattered...