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by Marsh Engle
Jodere Group, 2002
Review by Christian Perring, Ph.D. on Oct 21st 2002

Amazing Women

This little book (79 pages) features black and white photographs of female firefighters accompanied by their own words, or poems, or short descriptions of the women.  So many of the images of the firefighters rushing into the World Trade Center towers or picking through the rubble after they collapsed are of men, and that's not surprising since fewer than thirty women serve among the nearly 12,000 firefighters in New York.  But there are women in FDNY, and their contributions are worth noting.  The pictures show the women, at work or at home, along with other image of fire trucks, fire hoses, and fire helmets. The text conveys some of the women's feelings about the loss of their fellow firefighters on September 11, 2001, and also makes clear their contribution on that day.  This book is nicely produced, and may be especially appreciated by people who have personal connections with firefighters. 

 

© 2002 Christian Perring. All rights reserved.

Christian Perring, Ph.D., is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Dowling College, Long Island. He is editor of Metapsychology Online Review. His main research is on philosophical issues in psychiatry. He is especially interested in exploring how philosophers can play a greater role in public life, and he is keen to help foster communication between philosophers, mental health professionals, and the general public.