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Since its founding more than two hundred years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over a million people. On any given day, “Coasties” respond to 125 distress calls and save over a dozen lives. Yet despite having more than 50,000 active-duty and reserve members on every ocean and on our nations coasts, great lakes, and rivers, most of us know very little about this often neglected but crucial branch of the military.

In Rescue Warriors, award-winning journalist David Helvarg brings us into the daily lives of Coasties, filled with a salty maritime mix of altruism and adrenaline, as well as dozens of death-defying rescues at sea and on hurricane-ravaged shores.

Helvarg spent two years with the men and women of the Coast Guard, from the halls of their academy in New London, Connecticut, to the frigid, storm-tossed waters of Alaskas Bering Sea, to the northern Persian Gulf, where they currently guard Iraqi oil terminals. The result is a masterpiece of adventure reporting---the definitive book on Americas “forgotten heroes.”

 

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The Extraordinary Story Of The U.S. Coast Guard

Since its inception more than 200 years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over 1.1 million people. Yet, despite having more than fifty thousand active and reserve members, most of us know very little about this often neglected but crucial branch of the U.S. military.

Filled with altruism and adrenaline, Rescue Warriors brings us into the daily lives of “Coasties” as well as dozens of death-defying rescues at sea and on hurricane-ravaged shores. A masterpiece of adventure reporting, Rescue Warriors is the definitive book on Americas Coast Guard.

 

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DAVID HELVARG is president of the Blue Frontier Campaign and author of Saved by the Sea, The War Against the Greens, Blue Frontier, and 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. He has produced more than forty broadcast documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, and others, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Sierra, and The Nation. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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by the title and the cover iknew it was going to be a great book
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ISBN:
9780312628147
Author:
Helvarg, David
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Helvarg, David
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 14 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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The Extraordinary Story Of The U.S. Coast Guard

Since its inception more than 200 years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over 1.1 million people. Yet, despite having more than fifty thousand active and reserve members, most of us know very little about this often neglected but crucial branch of the U.S. military.

Filled with altruism and adrenaline, Rescue Warriors brings us into the daily lives of “Coasties” as well as dozens of death-defying rescues at sea and on hurricane-ravaged shores. A masterpiece of adventure reporting, Rescue Warriors is the definitive book on Americas Coast Guard.

 

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