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The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told (Paperback) Loot Price: R355
Discovery Miles 3 550
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The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told (Paperback): Tom McCarthy

The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told (Paperback)

Tom McCarthy

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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.

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Imprint: The Lyons Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2019
Authors: Tom McCarthy
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-4930-3965-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-4930-3965-2
Barcode: 9781493039654

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