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 means of the only survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill hearth, which took the lives of nineteen "hotshots"--firefighters knowledgeable in particular to conflict wildfires.

Brendan McDonough was once at the verge of changing into a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict whilst he, for the sake of his younger daughter, determined to show his lifestyles round. He enlisted within the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a staff of elite firefighters dependent in Prescott, Arizona. Their chief, Eric Marsh, used to be 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 few blazes and at last win the boldness of the boys he got here to name his brothers.

Then, on June 30, 2013, whereas McDonough--"Donut" as he'd been dubbed through his team--served as lookout, they faced a freak, 3,000-degree inferno in close by 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 9-11 assaults.

My misplaced Brothers is a gripping memoir that lines McDonough's tale of discovering his approach out of the lifeless finish of substances, discovering his objective one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and the minute-by-minute account of the fateful day he misplaced the very males who had stored him. A harrowing and redemptive tale of resilience within the face of tragedy, My misplaced Brothers is additionally a strong reminder of the heroism of the folk who placed themselves in harm's method to guard us each day.

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