Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told: Twenty-one Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery

Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told: Twenty-one Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery

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Edited by Joseph Cummins

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  • Publisher: The Lyons Press
  • Format: Paperback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 221mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Guilford
  • ISBN 10: 1592284833
  • ISBN 13: 9781592284832
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: line drawings
  • Sales rank: 622,015

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This collection, 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 fire fighters in the desperate hours following the September 11th attacks. Includes the work of well-known authors such as Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down.

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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.

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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.