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Smith, Dennis 1940-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 210 publications in 6 languages and 13,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Personal narratives  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.M523, 813.54
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San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires by Dennis Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leveled, and some 200,000 people dislocated. This watershed event in American history has never before been told with the richness of historical detail and insight that firefighter and fire historian Smith brings to it. Smith recounts the tragedy through the stories of the people who lived through those terrible days. Throughout, he reveals many previously unknown details about the event, from the city's great vulnerability to fire--due to its corrupt and hasty building practices--to the widespread racism the quake unleashed and the atrocities committed by national guardsmen.--From publisher description
Firefighters : their lives in their own words by Dennis Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firefighters tell of terrifying experiences, their camaraderie, danger, escapes from death, and emergency rescues
A decade of hope : stories of grief and endurance from 9/11 families and friends by Dennis Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is an occasion sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration--and often the most overlooked--is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade
Dennis Smith's History of firefighting in America : 300 years of courage by Dennis Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses notable fires in America from 1608 to 1977, traces the development of firefighting equipment and techniques, fire protection legislation, and mutual insurance, and describes the personal courage of firefighters
Report from Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession
The final fire by Dennis Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steely blue by Dennis Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steely Byrne and Jack Haggerty grew up together in the slums of Manhattan's East Side, both with the dream of becoming firefighters. The charming and of becoming firefighters. The charming and ruthless Haggerty, whose nickname even as a kid was "Johnnie Gimme," has risen rapidly in the ranks and is plotting, whatever the price, to become New York City's next Fire Commissioner
Report from ground zero by Dennis Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter provides an eyewitness record of events at Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams
Glitter & ash by Dennis Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report from ground zero by Dennis Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter provides an eyewitness record of events at Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams
Firehouse by Jill Freedman( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassy the fire engine saves the city by Dennis Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassy the fire engine is the only truck small enough to reach an out of control fire, and he and his friend Captain Bill save the city
The little fire engine that saved the city by Dennis Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliable fire engine Number Four, retired in favor of new equipment, saves the day when the biggest fire the city has ever seen gets out of control
Report from Engine Co. 82 by Dennis Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tragic events of September 11, 2001, have given us all a new respect and admiration for the brave firefighters who daily risk their lives to save others. Report from Engine Co., 82 is probably the most famous memoir ever written by a firefighter. Dennis Smith worked in the South Bronx area of New York City, a poverty-ridden neighborhood where day-to-day existence was perilous even under "normal" circumstances. Smith tells us what life was like back then, as he worked alongside his brave - and often bawdy - fellow firefighters as they tried to save the lives of others."--Container
San Francisco is burning : [the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires] by Dennis Smith( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 5:12 a.m. on the morning of April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by one of the worst earthquakes in history, instantly killing hundreds. The ensuing fires that ravaged the city for days were responsible for the deaths of as many as 3,000 more. In all, 522 blocks and 28,188 buildings were leveled, and some 200,000 people dislocated. This watershed event in American history has never before been told with the richness of historical detail and insight that our foremost historian of fire, Dennis Smith, brings to it in San Francisco Is Burning. Smith cinematically recounts this terrible tragedy through the stories of the people who lived through those terrible days-from a valiant naval officer who helped save the city's piers and wharves to Eugene Schmitz, the crooked mayor, to the "debonair scoundrel" Abe Ruef, the most erudite city boss in American history. Throughout, Smith reveals many unknown details about the event, from the city's great vulnerability to fire-due to its corrupt and hasty building practices-to the widespread racism the quake unleashed and the atrocities committed by national guardsmen. Told with verve and a seasoned firefighter's knowledge, San Francisco Is Burning is the gripping and definitive account of one of the greatest disasters of the twentieth century
Dennis Smith's Fire safety book : everything you need to know to save your life by Dennis Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of hope : stories of grief and endurance from 9/11 families and friends by Dennis Smith( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a portrait of tragedy, survival, and healing
Excursion fare : a play in two acts by Dennis Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire protection guide for industry and commerce by Dennis Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A song for Mary : an Irish-American memory by Dennis Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving memoir of growing up Irish Catholic & poor in New York City. Told in the first person, this lyrical remembrance is a powerful odyssey of one young man coming of age in a confusing & sometimes hostile world
 
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San Francisco is burning : the untold story of the 1906 earthquake and fires
Alternative Names
Dennis Smith American firefighter

Dennis Smith Amerikaans brandweerman

Smits, Deniss 1940-

دينيس سميث

دينيس سميث، 1940-

スミス, デニス

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Firefighters : their lives in their own wordsA decade of hope : stories of grief and endurance from 9/11 families and friendsReport from Engine Co. 82The final fireReport from ground zeroReport from ground zeroBrassy the fire engine saves the cityThe little fire engine that saved the city