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Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 6. Mai 2003


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  • Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
  • Verlag: Berkley; Auflage: Reprint (6. Mai 2003)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0425189880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425189887
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,2 x 1,9 x 16,9 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.5 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (2 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 49.598 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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"Picciotto's account is one survivor's remarkable story... Its strength is its tone: conversational, free of literary pretense... The book is both grim and inspiring." USA Today

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On September 11th, Battalion Commander Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto was the highest ranking fire department commander in the twin towers when the North Tower fell. Pitch and his men were on the 17th floor racing upward when the world seemed to explode around them. From his intimate knowledge of the Towers gained during service after the 1993 WTC bombing Pitch was able to lead the firefighters to an alternative stairwell to floor 12 where they were met with a horrifying sight - more than 50 workers too crippled, too old, or too weak to have made their way out on their own. Pitch ordered his firefighters to form a human chain and pushed and cajoled them down the stairs. They were in the 7th floor stairwell when the tower fell, and Pitch and a handful of survivors woke to find themselves buried on the landing of floor 2. This is the story of how Pitch Picciotto led his men and the survivors to safety. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Thomas Kötter am 3. September 2002
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Einer der wenigen, die hautnah dabei waren und überlebt haben, erzählt, was sich im World Trade Center abgespielt hat. Das Chaos des Rettungseinsatzes, der verzweifelte Versuch der Feuerwehrleute nach oben vorzudringen und dann der Zusammensturz des ersten Turmes. Als Ranghöchster vor Ort im zweiten Turm trifft Picciotto die Entscheidung den Rückzug anzutreten, nicht jedoch ohne jede Etage auf dem Weg nach unten nach Zurückgebliebenen abzusuchen. Als er den ohrenbetäubenden Lärm von oben hört, weiß er was ihn erwartet. Doch mit einer Handvoll Leute überlebt er im Schutt der unteren Etagen und sucht verzweifelt einen Weg hinaus...
Wer die Fernsehbilder gesehen hat, kann sich nicht vorstellen, dass jemand den Zusammensturz des WTC überleben konnte. Picciotto's Geschichte ist ein unglaubliches Zeitzeugnis.
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Gutes buch, zufrieden mit dem inhalt. Wurde beim transport beschaedigt, buchruecken ist oben abgerissen, schade. Trotzdem gelungene transaktion. Danke danke
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34 von 36 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
A story about the WTC collapse as seen from its 7th floor. 4. Mai 2002
Von Stephen Goldenberg - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
I had seen Chief Picciotto and heard parts of his amazing story on TV last September but nothing takes the place of reading the details of his 9-11, in his own words.
His description of being in a stairwell on the 35th floor of the North tower when the South tower started to collapse will bring tears to your eyes. The recounting of his controversial decision to evacuate the rescue workers that were still climbing up the stairs of the North tower was compelling and probably saved the lives of hundreds of fire fighters. Reading his description of the collapse of the North tower while he was still on its 7th floor is almost as indescribable as the sounds he was hearing. And then his description of trying to figure out if he was dead or alive ("maybe this is what it feels like to be dead") are just some of the highlights that come to mind. But after all is said and done, it's the "diary" of his entire day, in story form, from the senior FDNY officer in the upper floors of the North tower, that puts you in the tower, with he and his men, in one of the most horrible, unimaginable situations the civilized world has ever experienced.
What made the story even more real for me is that the book covers about 12 hours of Picciotto's day and took me about 12 hours to read, making it appear as a "real time" account of this piece of 9-11 history.
29 von 33 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Brother Survivor 17. Mai 2002
Von Robert Tyrie - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
Last Man Down is a clear, nerve-wracking, compelling personal account of one professional's experience on Sept 11. It is story of a midtown Battalion Fire Chief, who leads with courage and experience on that horrible day. What make it great is that it covers the detailed technical aspects of rescue work in high-rise disasters, as well as the personal account of a victim of terrorism, it works on both levels.
The description of the day is clear and so well described, it will help people who were not there to better understand how so many people were saved that day. I know. I was in the North Tower on Sept 11, on the 40th floor when the first plane hit. As I went down the stairs, stairwell A or C, (I'm still not sure which), it was exactly the scene the Picciotto laid out. We did not see firefighters until I was down to the 20's, so I am sure that I saw some of the companies described in the book. Reading the book helped me understand better what they were doing and why. As we were going down, when we saw those men, with all that gear going up those stairs with such persistence, some part of me knew that we would survive. They helped us out of Hell itself.
I knew then what real heroes are, Picciotto and his brothers have set the bar, and they've set it high. I remember that on one of the landings near the teens there was one fire fighter, he was a big guy, 6'3" 250lbs, standing, calm but breathing hard. He was in full turnout gear with oxygen on his back, his helmet cocked back on his head. Our eyes met, he had clear blue eyes and a thick blond moustache. I said good luck and really meant it. And he just nodded clearly confident, knowing he was doing his job, saving people. Picciotto helps us all remember that strength and courage.
His account doesn't pull any punches, or mask things over to romanticize what went on. I respect his criticism of the FDNY, he is taking his celebrity, and using it powerfully. I hope people listen, especially the politicians. You need to give them the tools they need to do the jobs we expect of them. You'll do well to support the rescue workers we must have to live the lives we have chosen.
Read the book. The FDNY deserves it. Picciotto deserves it.
Thanks Pitch. I hope that you've been able to work through the aftermath with the leadership and courage you had on that day. For me the weeks following were much harder than the day itself. I'll see you at the big one.
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Superman? Not ! Freelancer? You bet! 13. August 2003
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Let me get this right....Picciotto talks an FDNY dispatcher into allowing him to respond and he abandons his own division. Upon arrival at the command post, he ignores command protocal, commandeers the crew from 110 Truck, then abandons them in the stairwell (because he is in such great shape).
He then gives the order for all firefighters to evacuate, lies to several firefighters that he has seen their Lieutenant on floors below and searches each floor as he goes down (last of course).
He becomes trapped in the stairwell and he leads all the firefighters out (of course), although he doesn't wait for any of his "brothers", cause he says in the book that by the time he gets off the pile, the brothers behind him are not even in his sight.
Then the first time he returns to ground zero, in October 2001, he brings a writer with him (Mr Paisner). WOW. $$$$$$
Recent NY newspaper stories quote firefighters who "doubt" his story and say he overexaggerated. Picciotto himself is quoted as saying that maybe he "assumed" some things happened, which he says occurred (in the book) .
And for this he is a bestselling author? Give me a break!!!
I have the utmost respect for FDNY and their firefighters. I was friends with several of those who died. Picciotto is a hero because he has served the people of New York for all those years, however, this account he tells tarnishes all that.
Save your money or buy Dennis Smith's book "Report From Ground Zero" and get a story that is ALL true, told by those with the morals and ethics to be truthful and accurate, of which Picciotto's account is neither.
Signed: A 27 year veteran firefighter.
22 von 26 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Perhaps Piccioto should have hired a fact checker... 24. Juni 2002
Von James Suhr - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
My brother was one of the first Firefighter's killed on 9/11. Mr. Piccioto incorrectly addresses him as Lieutenant Daniel Suhr. My brother was a Firefighter who loved his job completely & swore he would never become an officer. Also, he incorrectly states that Father Judge died while giving last rites to my brother. Anyone that saw the Naudet video or read Dennis Smith's book could plainly see that Father Judge died just off the lobby of Tower One at the bottom of an escalator. It seems to me that the truth of that day was powerful enough without embellishment. God Bless the FDNY!
Sincerely,
James Suhr
11 von 12 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Should be "Thank You Ladder 6" 2. Dezember 2002
Von Doug Bridewell - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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During the Summer of 2002, I read Richard Picciotto's book "Last Man Down." While I can appreciate what this man must have went through during the horrible collapse of the WTC, I felt like I was being shovelled a lot of ... His constant reference to his rank and how important he is really turned me off. I have been a firefighter for 18 years myself and I felt the tone he used in writing this book was condescending to the lower ranking firefighters. Recently in "Fire Engineering" online, there was an article about how the crew of FDNY Ladder 6 has spoken up about BC Picciotto exaggerating his role of that day of 9/11/2001. In reading the book, I personally couldn't get past BC Picciotto's insecurities with his position as BC or with himself. By his own accounts, he was the "First Man Down." The true heroes of this story were the captain and crew of Ladder 6.
While the book is an interesting read, you really need to sift through the BS to appreciate the story. Good job Ladder 6!!!
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