Brotherhood Of The Fin

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Jerry Hoover retired from the Coast Guard in May 2006 with more deployments than any other rescue swimmer in the history of the program. His career ended with the greatest search-and-rescue effort in the history of mankind, Katrina. In Brotherhood of the Fin, Jerry recounts his transformation from ordinary Joe to seasoned life-saving veteran.

Narrow escapes and heartbreaking life-and-death decisions are a part of every swimmer's life. Jerry puts us in the middle of the action as...

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Overview

Jerry Hoover retired from the Coast Guard in May 2006 with more deployments than any other rescue swimmer in the history of the program. His career ended with the greatest search-and-rescue effort in the history of mankind, Katrina. In Brotherhood of the Fin, Jerry recounts his transformation from ordinary Joe to seasoned life-saving veteran.

Narrow escapes and heartbreaking life-and-death decisions are a part of every swimmer's life. Jerry puts us in the middle of the action as we discover how he learns to overcome the fear of his own death, put mission above personal feelings, and live with the responsibility of being someone's last hope.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587367441
  • Publisher: Wheatmark
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,352,695
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    Amazing read

    A thriller to say the least!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    True tales! NOT made-up movie glam!

    The amazing life of an amazing man, and his "brothers". He gives credit to all those involved with saving so many lives...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    Absorbing

    The true stories in this book really kept me reading. I couldn't wait to get to the next rescue swimmer's story. I hope he writes another one focused on recent rescue adventures of the swimmers. These guys are definitly the unsung heros out there that no one notices or thinks about until they are needed. His wife must be awesome to be able to handle not knowing if he would return from standing duty all those years. It was good to read a book written by someone who actually lived & experienced the life & the job, not just interviewed them and passed on the stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    o my god best book ever

    when i read this book it was amazing what he had been through and since i want to be in the coast guard it really gave me a deep understanding of the reality of it all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2008

    this book is AMAZING

    This book really gives you and understanding of what these rescue swimmers go through to save the lives of people they dont even know. Since i want to go to the United states coast guard academy and after gradueation apply for rescue swimmer school this book has been one of my inspirations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2007

    Absolutely the most EXCITING book I have ever read!

    I didn't understand what truely drove people to risk so much for others until I read this book. This guy has obviously lived it. This is the real deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2007

    Very Disappointed in book

    I was very disappointed in the book, I expected it to be a little bit more interesting than what it was

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