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Publisher Description

Filmmaker Steve McCarthy explores the meaning of heroism by discovering the life of his friend, Captain Paddy Brown, New York's most decorated fireman who died on 9/11.
McCarthy starts with Brown's incredible acts of heroism, saving people from flames, breathing life into fire victims. Eventually, McCarthy finds a more complicated subtext: Brown's childhood in an alcoholic home, his abuse by priests, his rape at age 13, his traumatic tour of duty as a Marine in Vietnam, his string of lovers. Paddy emerges as a classic hero, one profoundly flawed and driven to acts of bravery by complex motives, including a drive for penance, self-destruction, and the creation of his own legacy.

Ultimately, Captain Brown seeks inner peace and in the course of that quest touches innumerable lives. At his moment of redemption, he climbs the stairs of the North Tower and dies comforting burn victims on an upper floor.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SM
Steven McCarthy
LENGTH
01:20
hr min
RELEASED
2006
September 25
PUBLISHER
McCarthy Productions, Inc.
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
63.7
MB

Customer Reviews

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Awesome

Awesome

BigGunda22 ,

Great Story

Amazing story of a well known FDNY legend.

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Good story

A heart melting story about true heroes. Never forget!

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