2002-11-23 / Letters

Boyle’s Book The Best

Boyle's Book The Best

Dear Editor;

I just finished Kevin Boyle's book, "Braving the Waves," and in my opinion it's fantastic!  I lived through these tragedies and didn't think I wanted to read about them again but once I picked up his book, I couldn't put it down.

Boyle gets inside the heads of the people he writes about.  The firemen I know and respect won't open up or talk at all to reporters but they talk to Kevin because he's one of them, one of us.  It choked me up half a dozen times.

This book is a must read for everyone, the people from Rockaway who lived through the tragedies and outsiders who want a real insider's view.  People who weren't there will feel like they were standing in the concrete dust of the WTC and smelling the burning jet fuel of Flight 587 after reading it.


Editor's note: Firefighter George Johnson is one of the men in the famous flag-raising picture that has become a national icon for September 11.

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