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The Coast Guardsman's Manual Paperback – 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1557504685 ISBN-10: 1557504687 Edition: 9th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 708 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; 9th edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557504687
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557504685
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,159,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Frech on June 15, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am in the Coast Guard myself and when I was in boot camp they even handed out copies of this book to us to learn what we needed to know about the USCG. It covers everything from a brief history to customs and courtesies and to Maritime Law Enforcement. It talks about the different knots we use and how to properly tie the knot. There's history on the USCG's uniforms and the different ships we use to the different jobs that we offer. It's a great book for all and I even find myself at times referring to it whenever I need to know something! So I recommend it for anyone who is entering the Coast Guard, looking to up their seamanship skills or just want a refresher!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10, 1999
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I am a life long Coastie. My father served in the USCG, my brother serves in the USCG, and I too still serve in the USCG. The CoastGuardsman's manual is a book about survival. The CG manual is a book on sailor life. History, terminology, careers, objectives, duties, and jobs are all contained in this manual. Along with these subjects, this CG manual is a sailors survival guide to being a Coastie. Explanations how to survive the sea, how to rescue and keep alive an injured civilian. This Manual sums up the Coast Guard better than any other book published today. It gives a glimpse into the oldest military force in this nations history. Only the Coast Guard has been around since the days of Washington and Jefferson. The CG has changed in many ways in the past 200 plus years and the CG Manual describes these changes. For anyone who has either been curious about or has had family in the Coast Guard, you shall not find a more complete guide to this branch of service. The Coast Guard has a crede, and it is what every Coastie strives for, what the public needs from the Coast Guard. Whether at war or in times of peace, this nations Coast Guard shall forever be "SEMPER PARATUS" ----Always Ready
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
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As a former Coast Guardsman, I can't say enough about this manual, which is issued to every recruit at boot camp. The information within is relied upon by members throughout their career from boot camp, where it is known as the "Blue Book", to paygrade advancements. If you need information on the roles the Coast Guard has played in history, vessel and aircraft specs and missions or even signaling, this is our basic source.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dale Lash on August 22, 2000
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I was issued one of these in boot camp back in 79. As a American Legion Commander now, I needed to know how to properly handle a weapon while marching and doing drills. Darn I wish I had of keep it. But I ordered the latest edition and see it is still the great manual it always was and still has the commands and the examples of how to do proper manual of arms.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Giese on May 30, 2009
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I ordered this book because I was interested in transfering to the Coast Guard and wanted some general information. The book had a lot of information in it about the history of the Coast Guard, uniform and rank structure and such... However, since 9/11 the Coast Guard's mission has changed drastically and they now fall under the Department of Homeland Security. So, much of the information about the mission of the Coast Guard is outdated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 1998
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I received this book in boot camp for the Coast Guard. We learned all our information from this hand book. I reccomend it for anyone who wants to know everything on the Coast Guard.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harry C. Westall on November 20, 2008
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Excellent manual that covers a good deal of Coast Guard material. Some of the items are a little dated but it is an overall excellent source of information pertaining to the Coast Guard. I am looking at attending Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and found this manual helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Glueck on January 19, 2009
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My son loved the book. He is thinking about joining and wanted to get the manual to understand more about the Coast Guard.
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