Book Reviews of Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center

Last Man Down: A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center
Last Man Down A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape from the World Trade Center
Author: Richard Picciotto, Daniel Paisner
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425189887
ISBN-10: 0425189880
Publication Date: 5/6/2003
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Pretty interesting, unemotional writing. The guy obviously isn't a professional writer, which is rather refreshing; he gives a straightforward, non-technical account of the day from his perspective, without being too self-serving, giving many interesting anecdotes that I hadn't heard before. No pictures. No irritating (for me) drawn-out introduction about his personal history, he just starts out with him arriving at work on 9/11. Relatively short post-9/11 wrap-up, which I also found refreshing.
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Helpful Score: 3
A very moving and compelling book. I could not put it down, and read it through until 4 in the morning. It is written in the first person, by the Battalion Commander of one of the first companies to respond to the WTC attack. He tells how he and several of his fellow firefighters worked to help clear civilians from Tower I before it collapsed, and how they survived the collapse, trapped in a stairwell. I wanted to go out and hug the firemen at our local firehouse when I finished this.
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Helpful Score: 2
Kept my interest from cover to cover!
An intense account of what it was like
from a firefighter who experienced it.
A good read, for sure.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fast read and I was unable to put it down. It was fascinating reading his account of what he experienced that day. It really gave me a different perspective on things. I was especially interested in reading his book because my husband is a firefighter and I couldn't help but imagine what I would have gone through if it had been my husband there.
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This is a personal account of being at the World Trade Center on 9-11 from this firefighter's prespective. Engrossing.
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title speaks for itself.
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A very true-to-life book about one firefighter's experience who escaped from the towers. I couldn't put it down. Matter-of-fact, the authors recount unbelievable happenings that would seem beyond imagination if we didn't know it really happened. A great read.
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Great story of 9/11.Couldn't put the book down once I started it.First hand story of how it really was.
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Excellent book, could not put it down. Awesome accounts of the tragic events as they unfolded on september 11, 2001.
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Great read. And the chief is telling the story and it makes it a good read. I can believe what the men have gone through. Very sad but left me with my own sense of pride. I was going through a very rough time when i read this,but this book made me realize i can get through my problems.
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Good story but I prefer some of the other 9/11 books, particularly Tower Stories
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September 11, 2001. Four hours after watching the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapse around him, FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto climbed from its burning rubble-a survivor and a hero. This is the inspiring and harrowing account of that ordeal, told in his own words.
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September 11, 2001. Four hours after watching the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapse around him, FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto climbed from its burning rubble -- a survivor and a hero. This is the inspiring and harrowing account of that ordeal, told in his own words.