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Rescue warriors : the U.S. Coast Guard, America's forgotten heroes

Author: David Helvarg
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of the United States Coast Guard along with information on the daily lives of the "Coasties" who respond to distress calls and save lives each day.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Helvarg
ISBN: 9780312363727 0312363729
OCLC Number: 262885299
Description: xxiii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: You have to go out --
New Orleans saints --
The boot and the factory --
Hamilton's legacy --
Calling all boats --
Gunners --
Warriors --
Surfmen --
Aviators --
Frontiers --
Duck scrubbers --
Deepwater --
Red, white, and black --
The next surge.
Responsibility: David Helvarg.

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Presents a history of the United States Coast Guard along with information on the daily lives of the "Coasties" who respond to distress calls and save lives each day.

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