Last Man Down

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

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Publisher Description

A first responder’s harrowing account of 9/11—the inspirational 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 burnand 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. 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 buriedfor more than four hours after the building’s collapse.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2002
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Paintballr1176 ,

"The last man down"

Awesome read, very humbling!

1 Banker ,

A book that makes it hard to breathe

I’ll admit that I had a hard time with this book. The print is much too small. I almost gave up & quit a couple of times. But the real truth is that I simply couldn’t quit reading it. Yes, I knew that this was written by a SURVIVOR. He got out. He made it out of there alive. But I kept the feeling that I needed to be in that hell with him. I NEEDED to hear his story. We all need to remember what went on that hellish day of September 11, 2001. We must remember the terror we felt watching as those planes hit. We must remember the horror of the lives lost. We must hold on to the feelings of togetherness & unity as Americans in the awful days that followed. We must never forget.

T$b$$ ,

FANTASTIC book!

I had the honor of meeting and hearing Mr. Picciotto speak back in 2002.

I then promptly bought the book as soon as it came out. While nothing compares to hearing him tell this story firsthand, the book is impossible to put down; and I am not a bookworm by any means.

In three words; a must read.

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