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Captivating and thought provoking, a great read.,
This review is from: Beyond the Flames (Paperback)
A walk though history and magic on a plate, a book that will be read for a few hundred years and used as an historical reference beyond that.
Like all books we need to understand what draws people to read it, yes it's quite focused on the London Fire Brigade, yes it's about a personal experience, and yes it covers many years of dedication. But it is more than that, it looks at the life and the death of people in service, it looks at the humour in what can sometimes be a very dark corner for some, it explores the comradeship of a service that sometimes can be ultimate and it does it without favour....just truth.....I know cos I been there with them.
This is not a book to be read just by fire fighters, or just anyone serving in an occupation that is highly hazardous or life threatening, it is a journey of extraordinary personal experience with a quantum of learning, then experience, then finally teaching those that followed, how to survive together. A life's worth of knowledge and friendship that all people gather and give throughout their lives and gives the author a truly humanitarian and admirable quality.
Read it if you dare, live the same principles if you can, relax in the satisfaction of a career well served.
Well done David Pike...great memory never knew you had it in you...many heroes in it ......you too are one!