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Lifeboat Sailors : Disasters, Rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Gua - Dennis L. Noble

Lifeboat Sailors

Disasters, Rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Gua

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9781574883367
Number Of Pages: 234

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After the fall of the Philippines in 1942 - and after leading the last horse cavalry charge in U.S. history - Ed Ramsey refused to surrender. Instead, he joined the Filipino resistance and rose to command more than 40,000 guerrillas. The Japanese put the elusive American leader at the top of their death list. Rejecting the opportunity to escape, Ramsey withstood unimaginable fear, pain, and loss for three long years. LIEUTENANT RAMSEY'S WAR chronicles a remarkable true story of courage and perseverance.

"I have read many thrilling accounts of lifeboat rescues by services the world over, and Lifeboat Sailors has several that are truly spinetingling." - D. D. Chomeau, President, Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc. "A perceptive insight into the Coast Guard's management of its small boat stations and raises concern for the future. For those interested in that future, it is a must read." - William D. Wilkinson, Director Emeritus of the Mariners' Museum"

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Prologue: February 12, 1997p. 1
That Others Might Livep. 13
The Man with the Cigarp. 32
Coastiesp. 49
Fear Is the Textp. 84
This Is a Drillp. 99
We Somehow Get the Job Donep. 124
Hit the Beachp. 150
Through Surf and Howling Galep. 161
"Small Boats, Small Problems"p. 184
A Willingness to Actp. 208
Epilogue: February 12, 1998p. 211
Standard Boats at the U.S. Coast Guard Small Boat Rescue Stationsp. 214
Ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard and Other Military Services Officersp. 219
U.S. Coast Guard Ratings Assigned to Small Boat Stationsp. 221
Jargonp. 224
Glossaryp. 226
Selected Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9781574883367
ISBN-10: 1574883364
Series: Disasters, Rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Gua
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: New edition