Greatest Coast Guard Stories Epb

Greatest Coast Guard Stories Epb

by Tom McCarthy


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Exciting rescue stories on the high seas!

The Coast Guard’s rescue personnel are second to none, and Coast Guard air and sea rescue missions have been the subjects of celebrated newspaper accounts, books, and movies, including The Perfect Storm.

The Coast Guard is one of the nation's five military services, which exist to defend and preserve the United States. In The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told, the editor has pulled together some of the finest writings about air and sea rescues that capture readers imaginations, culled from books, magazines, and elsewhere. It is an unforgettable collection, and includes stories by Kathryn Miles, Eric Hartlep, Gerald Hoover, Martha Laguardia-Kotite, Geoffrey D. Reynolds, Kalee Thompson, H. Paul Jeffers, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493027026
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 354,569
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tom McCarthy is an award-winning editor and writer who lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

The Falls Martha LaGuardia Kotite 1

Superstorm: Inside Hurricane Sandy Kathryn Miles 27

Saving New York Harbor William H. Thiesen, PhD 49

The Worst Days of a Bad Fall Eric C. Hartlep 57

A Long Good Night Gerald R. Hoover 67

The U.S. Coast Guard in World War II Malcolm F. Willoughby 95

Ordeal in the Ice Geoffrey D. Reynolds 113

Man Down Kalee Thompson 121

With the U.S. Life-savers: Rescue by Moonlight Francis Rolt-Wheeler 139

Figuring the Variables H. Paul Jeffers 157

Storm of the Century Martha LaGuardia Kotite 173

Two Tankers Down Robert Frump 189

Bandit Gerald R. Hoover 229

Sources 247

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