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The greatest search and rescue stories ever told / edited by Tom McCarthy.

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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 363.3481 McCarthy (Text) 31208913149292 new non-fiction Checked out 12/02/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781493039654
  • Physical Description: ix, 228 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228).
Formatted Contents Note:
Bringing out the Donner party -- Zero dark storm -- Faint of heart at Yosemite Falls -- Escape from Death Valley -- Trapped in an instant: death in Zion -- Downed pilot in the jungles of Burma: a war rescue -- The mysterious disappearance of Dennis Martin -- Experience is no guarantee -- A decade of heroism: rescues in the 1970s -- Arctic rescue -- Katahdin -- The Mount St. Helens eruption.
Summary, etc.:
"From the early years of Western Expansion to the present day, our history is marked by the heroic exploits of the rescuer and the rescued in some of the most daunting geographic, meteorological, and otherwise life-threatening challenges. "First responders" have variously been members of law enforcement to ordinary good samaritans who couldn't look the other way in the face of their brethren in peril. This book collects the most compelling search-and-rescue accounts of the last two hundred years, from William Lewis Manly bringing relief to '49ers lost in Death Valley, to modern-day SAR teams working with the National Park and Forest Services to locate missing hikers or carry out the injured from a wilderness mishap. Of course, many search-and-rescues turn into a body recovery effort, or even a criminal investigation if foul play is suspected. Regardless of the outcome, this book honors those who put others' lives before their own in the face of peril"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Search and rescue operations.
Rescue work.
First responders.

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