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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by tallbutshort, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. tallbutshort

    tallbutshort 5-Year Member

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    Does anyone know of any good books about the Coast Guard?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    I was a fan of "Rescue Warriors". Not the MOST positive book, but it gives you a pretty good idea of the good and bad parts...with a slightly distracting "hint" at environmental issues (from an environmentalist author).
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Deadliest Sea is great too, covers the Alaska Ranger rescue....my name is SOMEWHERE in the thank yous....
     
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    Homer Hickam, author of "Rocket Boys," which was made into the movie, "October Sky," has written several fiction books with the Coast Guard as the theme. It is known as the Josh Thurlow series, and includes "The Keeper's Son." World War II but they give you a flavor of CG life.
     
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    tallbutshort 5-Year Member

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    Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definitely read these soon!
     

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