The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told: Twenty Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery

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In The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told, Joseph Cummins takes you inside the lives of the premiere mountain rescue team in Aspen, Colorado; belts you into the seat of a rescue helicopter at the top of the world; puts you behind enemy lines with LRRPs searching for a colleague trapped by the North Vietnamese Army in Cambodia; and brings you into the hearts and minds of New York City police and firefighters tunneling under the World Trade Center rubble in the desperate...

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In The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told, Joseph Cummins takes you inside the lives of the premiere mountain rescue team in Aspen, Colorado; belts you into the seat of a rescue helicopter at the top of the world; puts you behind enemy lines with LRRPs searching for a colleague trapped by the North Vietnamese Army in Cambodia; and brings you into the hearts and minds of New York City police and firefighters tunneling under the World Trade Center rubble in the desperate hours following the September 11th attacks.
These twenty gripping tales of salvation and loss include the work of well-known authors such as Sebastian Junger, whose The Perfect Storm chronicles the horrific tribulations of an Air National Guard helicopter after it ran out of fuel during a rescue operation, and Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down, which shows the now-notorious attempt by Army Rangers and the elite Delta Force to rescue fellow troops trapped in Somalia in 1993. But lesser-known authors with stories no less exciting are also present. Jack Olsen’s The Climb Up from Hell portrays the fate of four men caught on the north wall of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps, while Spike Walker’s Coming Back Alive describes the desperate rescue of a small boy and his father from frigid Alaskan waters.
From the dramatic story of a dog team’s efforts to find a teenage girl lost in the Rockies to the miraculous rescue of submariners trapped at the bottom of the North Atlantic. The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told is human drama at its most satisfying.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592284832
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Greatest Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JOSEPH CUMMINS is the author of The Snow Train, a novel, and the editor of Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea. He lives in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One-Rescue in the high Mountains
The Ogre-Jack Olsen
The Terrible Spring-Jonathan Waterman
Crash at the Top of the World-John Melady
Not Enough Time-Hal Clifford
No Place for the People- Hamish MacInnes

Part Two- Angels in Unifor: Cops, FIreman, Emergency Services
Minute-by-Minute at the World Trade Center-The Reporters, Writers, and Editors of Der Spiegel
Rescue in the Bronx-Dennis Smith
To Save a Life-Steve Delsohn
Under the Rubble: Two Cops Learn About Life-Jim Nolan and Nicole Weisensee Eagan

Part Three-From a Watery Grave: Rescue at Sea
Ready to Surface-Peter Maas
All in a Day's Work-John Melady
The Most Dangerous Occupation-Spike Walker
Rescuing the Resuers-Sebastian Junger

Part Four-Men at War: Saving Lives in the Terrible Peril
An American Combat Doctor in Dachau-Brendan Phibbs Precious Cargo-Steven Trent Smith
Behing Enemy Lines- Kregg P.J. Jorgenson
Singular Courage-Darrel D. Whitcomb
Out of the Jaws of Hell- Mark Bowden

Part Five-Rescue Dogs
The Mercy DOgs-Michael G. Lemish
Two Missions, Two Results-Susan Bulanda

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