The United States Coast Guardby Thomas P. Ostrom
The author, Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the USCGR from 1961-69, and had basic and advanced training at the USCG Base, Alameda, California. He served subsequently in the Port
The United States Coast Guard traces its origins to 1790, but was not officially named until 1915. At last there is one definitive volume describing its history from inception to the present.
The author, Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the USCGR from 1961-69, and had basic and advanced training at the USCG Base, Alameda, California. He served subsequently in the Port Security Reserve Unit in Duluth, Minnesota, and participated in monthly and active duty assignments each summer, earning petty officer rank.
- Elderberry Press (OR)
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
The primary virtue of this book is it preserves military esprit de corps without edging into tyrannical extremism. One of the few politically neutral books on such a topic, and it does relate what is inspiring about Coast Gurad service, much like a thoughtful and inspired sermon in the midst of a world of Bible babging. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I enjoy few such books. Estimably politically correct without at all being political. Highly recommended.