My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor

My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor


A gripping first-person account by way of the only survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill fireplace, which took the lives of nineteen "hotshots"--firefighters proficient particularly to conflict wildfires.

Brendan McDonough was once at the verge of changing into a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict while he, for the sake of his younger daughter, made up our minds to show his lifestyles round. He enlisted within the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a workforce of elite firefighters dependent in Prescott, Arizona. Their chief, Eric Marsh, was once in a determined crunch after 4 hotshots left the unit, and maybe seeing a glimmer of promise within the thin would-be recruit, he took an opportunity at the not likely McDonough, and the opportunity paid off. regardless of the crew's skepticism, and thank you largely to Marsh's enterprise yet loving encouragement, McDonough unlocked a latent force and commitment, happening to effectively conflict a couple of blazes and at last win the arrogance of the lads he got here to name his brothers.

Then, on June 30, 2013, whereas McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed via his team--served as lookout, they faced a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in within sight Yarnell, Arizona. The relentless firestorm eventually trapped his hotshot brothers, tragically killing all 19 of them inside mins. national, it was once the best lack of firefighter lives because the Sept. 11 assaults.

My misplaced Brothers is a gripping memoir that lines McDonough's tale of discovering his approach out of the useless finish of gear, discovering his function one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he misplaced the very males who had kept him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience within the face of tragedy, My misplaced Brothers can also be a strong reminder of the heroism of the folk who positioned themselves in harm's approach to safeguard us each day.

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