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    DescriptionIn this collection, Joseph Cummins takes you inside the lives of the premier mountain rescue team in Aspen, Colorado; belts you into the seat of a rescue helicopter; puts you behind enemy lines with LRRPs search for a colleague trapped by the North Vietnamese Army in Cambodia; and brings you into the hearts and minds of New York City police and firefighters in the desperate hours following the September 11th attacks. These twenty gripping tales of salvation and loss include the work of well-known authors such as Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down. But lesserknown authors with stories no less exciting are also included. From the dramatic story of a dog team's efforts to find a teenage girl lost in the Rockies to the miraculous rescue of submariners trapped at the bottom of the North Atlantic, THE GREATEST SEARCH AND RESCUE STORIES EVER TOLD is human drama at its most satisfying.


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    Title
    Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told
    Subtitle
    Twenty-one Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Joseph Cummins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592284832
    ISBN 10: 1592284833
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JKSW
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    DC21: 363.3481
    Thema V1.0: JKSW, WTHA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    line drawings
    Publisher
    Globe Pequot Press
    Imprint name
    The Lyons Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Guilford
    Author Information
    JOSEPH CUMMINS is the author of The Snow Train, a novel, and the editor of Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea. He lives in New Jersey.
    Back cover copy
    In The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told, Joseph Cummins takes you inside the lives of the premiere mountain rescue team in Aspen, Colorado; belts you into the seat of a rescue helicopter at the top of the world; puts you behind enemy lines with LRRPs searching for a colleague trapped by the North Vietnamese Army in Cambodia; and brings you into the hearts and minds of New York City police and firefighters tunneling under the World Trade Center rubble in the desperate hours following the September 11th attacks. These twenty gripping tales of salvation and loss include the work of well-known authors such as Sebastian Junger, whose The Perfect Storm chronicles the horrific tribulations of an Air National Guard helicopter after it ran out of fuel during a rescue operation, and Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, which shows the now-notorious attempt by Army Rangers and the elite Delta Force to rescue fellow troops trapped in Somalia in 1993. But lesser-known authors with stories no less exciting are also present. Jack Olsen's The Climb Up from Hell portrays the fate of four men caught on the north wall of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps, while Spike Walker's Coming Back Alive describes the desperate rescue of a small boy and his father from frigid Alaskan waters. From the dramatic story of a dog team's efforts to find a teenage girl lost in the Rockies to the miraculous rescue of submariners trapped at the bottom of the North Atlantic. The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told is human drama at its most satisfying.