The Resource Fire lover : a true story, Joseph Wambaugh, (electronic resource)

Fire lover : a true story, Joseph Wambaugh, (electronic resource)

Label
Fire lover : a true story
Title
Fire lover
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Wambaugh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ambitious firefighter hunts a notorious arsonist in the Edgar Award-winning true crime story the New York Times calls "stranger than fiction." From Joseph Wambaugh, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of such classics as The Onion Field and The Choirboys, comes the extraordinary story of the chase for the "Pillow Pyro," called the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century. Growing up in Los Angeles, John Orr idolized law enforcement. However, after being rejected by both the LAPD and LAFD, he settled for a position with the Glendale Fire Department. There, he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a fire captain and one of Southern California's best-known and most respected arson investigators. But Orr led another, unseen life, one that included womanizing and an insatiable thirst for recognition. While Orr busted a slew of petty arsonists, there was one serial criminal he could not track down. Nothing was safe from the so-called Pillow Pyro's obsession. Homes, retail stores, and fields of dry brush all went up in flames. His handiwork led to millions of dollars worth of property damage and the deaths of four innocent bystanders. But after years of evading the police, he made a mistake-one that would turn Orr's life upside down. The Washington Post raves, "When [Joseph Wambaugh] talks about the culture of cops versus the culture of firemen, we get no speculation, only hard-earned details." Based on meticulous research, interviews, case records, and thousands of pages of court transcripts, Fire Lover is Wambaugh at his best
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wambaugh, Joseph
Dewey number
364.16/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6638.5.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
PerformerNote
Read by Ken Howard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orr, John Leonard
  • Orr, John Leonard
  • Arson
  • Pyromania
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Arson
  • Pyromania
  • California
Label
Fire lover : a true story, Joseph Wambaugh, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959329660
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504041515
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBE4009F-7B0A-4763-BA4B-9BD30240195B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o959329660
  • (OCoLC)959329660
Label
Fire lover : a true story, Joseph Wambaugh, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959329660
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504041515
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBE4009F-7B0A-4763-BA4B-9BD30240195B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o959329660
  • (OCoLC)959329660

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