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Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U. S. Coast Guard History
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Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U. S. Coast Guard History

by Robert Frump
 

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Off the coast of Cape Cod in 1950, a February blizzard tore not one but two oil tankers in half. This is the suspenseful true story of a U.S. Coast Guard captain and his small crew who were called out to rescue the tanker crews without a cutter or chopper or a sea plane. But Captain Bernie Weber knew well the infamous Coast Guard motto: “You have to go out.

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Off the coast of Cape Cod in 1950, a February blizzard tore not one but two oil tankers in half. This is the suspenseful true story of a U.S. Coast Guard captain and his small crew who were called out to rescue the tanker crews without a cutter or chopper or a sea plane. But Captain Bernie Weber knew well the infamous Coast Guard motto: “You have to go out. You don’t have to come back.” He took a small boat and crew out in 60-foot waves and rescued 30 men. Weber’s subsequent gold medal for valor is still revered within the U.S. Coast Guard, and this thrilling first-ever narrative is a gripping adventure story for fans of The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599213378
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,366,237
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Robert R. Frump is a respected author and journalist with a number of national awards under his belt, including a Polk and part of a Pulitzer. His last book, Until the Sea Shall Free Them, was critically well received, and is currently being reviewed by Disney/Buena Vista. He lives in Summit, New Jersey.

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