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The greatest search and rescue stories ever told

Author: Joseph Cummins
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cummins
ISBN: 1585747017 9781585747016
OCLC Number: 51171934
Description: xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: RESCUE IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS: Ogre / Jack Olsen --
Terrible spring / Jonathan Waterman --
Crash at the top of the world / John Melady --
Not enough time / Hal Clifford --
No place for people / Hamish MacInnes --
ANGELS IN UNIFORM: COPS, FIREMEN, EMERGENCY SERVICES: Minute-by-minute at the World Trade Center / Reporters, writers and editors of Der Spiegel --
Rescue in the Bronx / Dennis Smith --
To save a life / Steve Delsohn --
Under the rubble: Two cops learn about life / Jim Nolan & Nicole Weisensee Egan --
FROM A WATERY GRAVE: RESCUE AT SEA: Ready to surface / Peter Maas --
All in a day's work / John Melady --
Most dangerous occupation / Spike Walker --
Rescuing the rescuers / Sebastian Junger --
MEN AT WAR: SAVING LIVES IN TERRIBLE PERIL: An American combat doctor in Dachau / Brendan Phibbs --
Precious Cargon / Steven Trent Smith --
Behind enemy lines / Kregg P.J. Jorgenson --
Singular courage / Darrel D. Whitcomb --
Out of the jaws of hell / Mark Bowden --
RESCUE DOGS: Mercy dogs / Michael G. Lemish --
Two missions, two results / Susan Bulanda.
Responsibility: edited and with introductions by Joseph Cummins.
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