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Peter M. Leschak, "Trials by Wildfire"
University of Minnesota Press | 1999-08 | ISBN: 1570251983 | 352 pages | PDF | 6,8 MB

Journey with Peter Leschak, wildland firefighter, as he explores the warrior spirit--a genderless code emphasizing personal integrity, responsibility, patience, will, commitment, and inner courage, forged through life's "trials by fire."

Using his professional experiences fighting forest fires as a vivid metaphor for the warrior code, Peter weaves captivating tales of raging wildfires, the warm camaraderie and good-natured competition of a small-town tavern packed with smokejumpers, the clarity of the night sky, the subtleties of an ancient Chinese board game-all offering profound lessons in the quest for a new understanding of life and its purpose.

To each episode, Peter brings the soul of a poet contemplating life in the face of imminent death, as well as a professional firefighter's keen apprehension of hazardous operations and fascination with the seductive allure of a blazing inferno. Readers can dip into these pages for a vicarious jolt of adrenaline-or use Trials by Wildfire as a roadmap in their own search for life meaning.

When he's not fighting forest fires somewhere in the world, Peter Leschak, veteran wildland firefighter and helitack crew leader, teaches wildfire fighting and safety. Over 200 of Peter's frequently ironic essays have been published in national, regional, and professional periodicals including Harpers, Astronomy, Outdoor Life, and National Fire and Rescue. His first book, Tales from Side Lake, received the Minnesota Book Award.

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