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Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present Hardcover – December, 1989


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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (December 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870212443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870212444
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 7.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,975,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I wish I had found this book when I made my decision to join the Coast Guard. It answers a wide range of questions on everything from why Coast Guard vessels are called "cutters" to why members of the service wear the present-day blue uniform. From the first chapter, concerning the formation of the Coast Guard through the merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service, to the final chapter describing the rescue of 319 passengers from the burning liner Prinsendam in 1979, this book holds the reader's attention throughout. It also deals with the mistakes as well, such as the Simas Kudirka incident, in which a Lithuaninan seaman tryig to defect was allowed to be taken back to his ship, and the collisions which sank the cutters Cuyahoga and Blackthorn. Anyone considering joining the service, or anyone who just wants to know more about our smallest branch of the armed forces, should read this book. It has helped me to understand more about the work I do in the Coast Guard than any other source of information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Fuller on April 30, 2011
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Excellant purchase. Just the book I wanted. In great condition. Amazon has always come through
and I have purchased several books from them.
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