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Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters

Marsh Engle

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Jodere Group

Published : 2002

Copyright : Marsh Engle 2002

ISBN-10 : HB 1-58872-044-6
ISBN-13 : HB 978-1588720443

Publisher's Write-Up

Amazing women float in and out of our lives everyday, yet do we ever take the time to celebrate their life? Marsh Engle's Amazing Women book & journal series urges the reader to take the time to recognize the extraordinary power of the feminine spirit.

The latest addition to the Amazing Women series, Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters is a celebration of the women of the Fire Department of New York. This beautiful book is filled with the inspiring words and photographs of these remarkable women. In total, less that 1 percent of the number of active firefighters in the city of New York, these women bring new meaning to the terms courage, love, and commitment. Meet several of these incredible women as they share their personal stories, motivation, struggles, and triumphs. Contributors include, Rochelle "Rocky" Jones, the first female firefighter to earn the rank of Captain for the FDNY, and Regina Wilson, who proudly serves among the 3 percent of African American women in the FDNY.

Not only do these incredible women represent the female firefighters in the FDNY, they also are proud reminders of the compassion, strength, and love of women everywhere. This book is a thoughtful gift for the Amazing Women in your life on that special day, or just any day.

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Review by Denise M. Clark (011102) Rating (8/10)

Review by Denise M. Clark
Rating 8/10
This book came my way from the house that published it, and I'm so very glad they contacted me to read and review it. Don't let this small book fool you. It packs a punch. Poignant photographs reinforce the vignettes of a handful of women employed by the New York City Fire Department - a very tiny portion of the 12,000 firefighters whose bravery and dedication to duty protects the lives and property of the denizens of NYC. And while this book profiles a mere handful of women firefighters from NY, it is also the story of women firefighters around the country.

The glorious and emotional photographs taken by Gay Reboli bring these women to life, not only to expose them as wives, mothers and daughters, but women with fears, doubts and dreams. Not only are they brave, strong and courageous, they are also feminine, beautiful and compassionate.

Each of the women profiled in this small yet richly captivating books tells what it was that got them through he formerly all male dominated tests; mental, academic and physical to reach their goals.

This book is a must for all ages, young or old, male or female. The author's intentions of bringing into focus the contribution and dedication of these women firefighters and trailblazers is expertly done through her use of style and simplicity, letting these women's comments and photographs to speak for them. Ms. Engle is dedicating her efforts toward creating an Amazing Women Series, determined to instill confidence in young women all over the globe. Amazing Women: Amazing Firefighters packs an enormous and immensely gratifying wealth of emotion and pride.
Denise M. Clark (1st November 2002)

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