Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey

Publisher: 
Putnam
ISBN: 
0399239537
Publication Date: 
2002
List Price: 
$16.99
Format: 
hardcover
Pages: 
48
Short Review: 
It's 1931 in New York City, Babe Ruth has hit his 611th home run, the Empire State building is becoming the tallest building in the world, the George Washington Bridge is completed and the John J. Harvey Fireboat is launched to put out fires on the active NYC piers. Now flash forward to the Terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001...
Long Review: 

It's 1931 in New York City, Babe Ruth has hit his 611th home run, the Empire State building is becoming the tallest building in the world, the George Washington Bridge is completed and the John J. Harvey Fireboat is launched to put out fires on the active NYC piers. Now flash forward to the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in September 2001, tragedy has struck and the retired John J Harvey is called back into action along with the many brave fire fighters. The transition from NYC's glory days top the lowest one in history is dramatic and compelling. Kalman does justice to the seriousness of the event while being sensitive to her audience's emotions.

Reviewer: 
EV
Rating: 
5

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Authors: 
Maira Kalman