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Advance Praise for Rescue Warriors:
“David Helvarg’s terrific new book takes you to the cutting edge of adventure as he rides along with the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard. This in-depth and lively look at the history and changing missions of America’s ‘Rescue Warriors,’ should be considered a must-read for anyone who loves the water or cares about the safety, security and stewardship of our nation from sea to shining sea.”
--Robert Kennedy Jr.
“They say that ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’ is the ultimate oxymoron. But as this vivid book makes powerfully clear, in the case of the Coast Guard it’s the simple truth. Stow this volume next to the chart case.”
--Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
Praise for David Helvarg’s Blue Frontier
“A vivid tapestry of an America interwoven with the sea." --San Jose Mercury News
“[Helvarg] takes us on the ultimate wave, cresting and carrying us at breakneck speed. It’s a fast, watery ride, and you’re going to get wet before it’s over.” --Los Angeles Times, Best Books of 2001
“Helvarg writes with humor, compassion, concern, and a keen eye for fascinating detail. Pick up Blue Frontier and you won’t be able to put it down.”
--Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Science of Ecology and The End of Affluence
This book is filled with excitement and adventure. Being a former member of the USCG and being stationed in Alaska I can relate to some of what was written. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Conrad II
I wish I could have done all the things this author did to get background information on the Coast Guard.
This is a very broad view of the many different jobs the U.S. Read more
Takes you into the gripping reality world of our Coast Guard. David Helvarg's narrative places you in rare air, where seconds count. Highly recommend!Published 8 months ago by Fxationz
I always liked the Coast Guard, but never knew much about it. This book tells the story wonderfully. It's definitely a keeper!Published 8 months ago by Diane Williams
My father was in the Navy in World War II. He was an Amphibious Boat Group Commander. He rarely talked about his war exploits, partly because he was sworn to secrecy regarding his... Read morePublished 8 months ago by gamilne
David Helvarg has written another fantastic book that is both educational and entertaining! I learned a lot about the Coast Guard from this beautifully written book.Published 8 months ago by Katy in San Francisco
as a retired USCG(R) boatswains mate and the son of a coastie, i feel that finally a book has been written that gives credit to our nations smallest military service and what it... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rabbie B.
The author seems to hate President Bush for Katrina but gives Obama a pass for Sandy. I would like him to keep his politics quiet.Published 8 months ago by ColdWarVet75