A dramatic rescue-at-sea account traces the 1952 Coast Guard attempt to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod, a mission recounted by first-hand survivors that describes the heroic undertakings of the teams aboard small crafts that came to their aid. Reprint.
Compiled by a group of historians and officers, this sweeping history of the often overlooked branch of the military discusses the full range of Coast Guard history, from the nation's first lighthouses to its role in the current wars on drugs and terrorism.
Relates the story of the stunning Coast Guard rescue of members of a sunken fishing trawler in the freezing Bering Sea, an effort that was unprecedented in its success, despite gale-force winds, high waves and formidable darkness. 75,000 first printing.
Using eyewitness accounts to tell the remarkable story of the battle for the North Atlantic during World War II, the author recreates the chilly terror of navigating "Torpedo Junction," the U-boat infested shipping lanes of the Atlantic. 15,000 first printing.
Drawn from never-before-published logbooks from the war years and filled with the voices of various crew members, both German and American, a riveting true account of evil and salvation details the U.S. Coast Guard's discovery of the Nazi ship Horst Wessel after Germany's defeat in the war, which led to the transformation of the ship into the Eagle - the U.S. Coast Guard's elite school ship.
Drawing on research and a firsthand account of the 2012 expedition, this true story of survival, which moves between World War II and today, follows the survivors of a cargo plane crash in 1942 and their days spent fighting for their lives during an Arctic winter
A gripping account details the heroic and daring rescue of the crew of the La Conte, who were forced to abandon ship into the fierce and freezing sea during a brutal storm, by the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue teams who braved nature's anger to save the lives of these five men. 35,000 first printing.
"The United States Coast Guard served a variety of vital functions in World War II, providing service that has been too little recognized in histories of the war. This history details those and other important mission. It also describes how the home front presented its own unique dangers and challenges"--Provided by publisher
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