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    DescriptionA Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time. Two Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm in an effort to rescue the ship's eighteen crew members before it broke apart and sank in the freezing waters. Nine of the crew were lifted from the ship and dropped aboard a nearby Coast Guard cutter. But during attempts to save the last eight crew members, one of the Jayhawks was engulfed by a rogue wave that broke over the bow of the ship. When its engines flamed out from ingesting water, the Jayhawk crashed into the sea. The seven crew members from the ship who had been hoisted into the aircraft, along with the chopper's three-man crew, plunged into the bitterly cold ocean, where hypothermia immediately began to set in. Interviewing all the surviving participants of the disaster and given access to documents and photos, acclaimed author Spike Walker has once again crafted a white-knuckle book of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan waters.


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    Title
    On the Edge of Survival
    Subtitle
    A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Spike Walker, Narrator Robertson Dean
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400149056
    ISBN 10: 1400149053
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/ALASKA
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006000, HIS036110, TRA006010
    DC22: 910.916434
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    Thema V1.0: NHK, WQH, WGG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Spike Walker, who spent more than ten seasons aboard some of the most successful crab boats in the Alaskan fleet, is the author of "Working on the Edge" and "Coming Back Alive." Robertson Dean has recorded hundreds of audiobooks in most every genre. He's been nominated for several Audie Awards, won nine Earphones Awards, and was named one of "AudioFile" magazine's Best Voices of 2010.