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.
The Lyons Press
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