The first full-length scholarly history of the British fire service, 1800-1978, this book scrutinizes how firemen created a professional public service incumbent upon municipal government. It examines the influence of major fires and leading personalities within the fire service in constructing a professional ethos for municipal fire brigades.
SHANE EWEN is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural History at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He is joint editor, with Pierre-Yves Saunier, of Another Global City: Historical Explorations into the Transnational Municipal Moment, 1850-2000.
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2 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 235 p. 2 illus.