Last Man Down

Last Man Down

A Firefighter's Story of Survival and Escape From the World Trade Center

Book - 2002
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A first responder's harrowing account of 9/11--the true story of an American hero who gave nearly everything for others during one of New York City's darkest hours.

On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard "Pitch" Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to burn -- and then to buckle. A veteran of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Picciotto was eerily familiar with the inside of the North Tower. And it was there that he concentrated his rescue efforts. It was in its smoky stairwells where he heard and felt the South Tower collapse. Where he made the call for firemen and rescue workers to evacuate, while he stayed behind with a skeleton team of men to help evacuate a group of disabled and infirm civilians. And it was in the rubble of the North Tower where Picciotto found himself buried -- for more than four hours after the building's collapse.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780425189887
0425189880
9780425186770
0425186776
Branch Call Number: 363.3497 PIC 2002
Characteristics: xix, 243 p. : map
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel

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