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Barbo, Theresa M., John J. Galluzo and W. Russell Webster, THE PENDLETON DISASTER OFF CAPE COD: The Greatest Small Boat Rescue in Coast Guard History . NEW copy, trade PAPERBACK. (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2007). Over 40 black & white photographs, 128 pages.
~~~ On February 18, 1952, four Coast Guardsmen set out from Cape Cod during a fierce storm in a seemingly impossible quest to locate and rescue the crew of the damaged tanker Pendleton. They returned as heroes. This book chronicles the miraculous true story of Bernie Webber and the Coast Guard 36500.
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$20.00



O'Brien, T. Michael, GUARDIANS OF THE EIGHTH SEA: A History of the U.S. Coast Guard on the Great Lakes VG--. (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office., 1976). Stiff wraps. Large format. One page slightly torn, another creased; otherwise a clean copy. Maps, photographs, prints, tables, appendices, bibliography, 97 pages. Out of Print.

$35.00



Ostrom, Thomas P. , THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND NATIONAL DEFENSE: A History of from World War I to the Present. . NEW copy, trade paperback (6x9). (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012). 24 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. 260pp.

At home and overseas, the United States Coast Guard served a variety of vital functions in World War II, providing service that has been too little recognized in histories of the war. Teaming up with other international forces, the Coast Guard provided crewmembers for Navy and Army vessels as well as its own, carried troops, food, and military supplies overseas, and landed Marine and Army units on distant and dangerous shores.

This thorough history details those and other important missions, which included combat engagement with submarines and kamikaze planes, and typhoons. On the home front, port security missions involving search and rescue, fire fighting, explosives, espionage and sabotage presented their own unique dangers and challenges.

$39.95



Ostrom, Thomas P. , THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD IN WORLD WAR II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions. . NEW copy, trade paperback (6x9). (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009). 30 photos, 10 maps, appendices, notes, chronology, bibliography, index. 260 pp.

At home and overseas, the United States Coast Guard served a variety of vital functions in World War II, providing service that has been too little recognized in histories of the war. Teaming up with other international forces, the Coast Guard provided crewmembers for Navy and Army vessels as well as its own, carried troops, food, and military supplies overseas, and landed Marine and Army units on distant and dangerous shores.

This thorough history details those and other important missions, which included combat engagement with submarines and kamikaze planes, and typhoons. On the home front, port security missions involving search and rescue, fire fighting, explosives, espionage and sabotage presented their own unique dangers and challenges.

$39.95



Ostrom, Thomas P. and John J. Galluzzo , UNITED STATES COAST GUARD LEADERS AND MISSIONS , 1790 TO THE PRESENT. . NEW copy, trade paperback (6x9). (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015). Appendix, notes, bibliography, index 224 pp.

The history of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies dates from 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. The service has provided aids to navigation, enforcement of maritime laws, environmental protection, search and rescue, immigration and narcotics interdiction, maritime safety assistance, port security, natural disaster response and national defense missions, including overseas with other U.S. armed forces and federal and state public safety agencies.

The Service has operated under the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Transportation and, since 2003, the Department of Homeland Security. Its maritime mission regions have included Arctic and Antarctic waters, inland and coastal U.S. waterways and the seas and oceans of the world. This history describes how the Coast Guard has manifested its legacy and motto, Semper Paratus (Always Ready), in changing conditions under each of its leaders.

$39.95



Wildsmith, Snow, JOINING THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD: A Handbook. . NEW copy, trade paperback (6x9). (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012). 38 photographs, glossary, bibliography, index 233 pp.

This book is for the teenager or young adult who is interested in enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. It will walk him or her through the enlistment and recruit training process: making the decision to join, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for basic training, and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the Coast Guard decide if it is right for them, if they are qualified for and prepared for it and if the Navy, Army or Marine Corps would be a better fit.

$25.00