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Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, a New York City Firefighter

Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, a New York City Firefighter

by Chris Ganci

Pete Ganci was Chief of the FDNY. He was funny, brave, determined, and, ultimately, selfless. On September 11, he died doing what he loved most: fighting fires and saving lives.

Chief is a chronicle of Ganci's career, written by his youngest son, Chris. But it is also the story of what firefighters do every day. Illustrated with personal pictures from the Ganci family and professional photos from the FDNY, this is a portrait of a man who loved his job. And it is Chris's effort to honor all those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11 and who have continued to risk their lives every day since.

9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 6
Guided Reading
Biography and Autobiography, Informational Text

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Chris Ganci He is also the author of Chief: The Life of Peter J. Ganci, A New York Firefighter, a lovingly crafted and inspirational book honoring his father, the highest-ranking firefighter to lose his life on September 11.

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