LIFEBOAT SAILORS: Disasters, Rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Guard's Small Boat Stations. America's smallest federal armed force saves over 4,000 people each year.--40% DISCOUNT--CLEARANCE SALE-Hardcover edition.
LIFEBOAT SAILORS. America's smallest federal armed force, the Coast Guard has earned its fame from dangerous rescues at sea. In a typical year, the Coast Guard's powerful motorized lifeboats and other small vessels respond to over 37,000 calls for assistance, saving over 4,000 people in imminent danger. The public knows little about what takes place when these brave professionals put their own lives at risk so save others every day.