The Coast Guard

The Coast

The definitive, official illustrated book on the U.S. Coast Guard, published in a fully updated and revised edition. Since September 11, the Coast Guard’s motto—Semper Paratus, "Always Ready"—has taken on new meaning. From protecting our coastlines to drug interdiction, combat missions, and guarding against terrorism as part of the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard maintains a constant vigil in the safeguarding of Americans. Written by an outstanding team of historians and distinguished officers, including the current Commandant USCG Admiral Thad Allen, The Coast Guard has more than 350 pages that tell the story from its origins as both the Revenue Cutter Service and U.S. Lifesaving Service to lighthouses, ice breakers, and the heroes of Hurricane Katrina. Essays on history, search and rescue, and aviation all have one common focus: the incredibly trained and highly motivated people that make up the Coast Guard.

  • Brand: Universe
  • ASIN: 0789320789

The United States Coast Guard: 1790 to the Present

The United States Coast Guard: 1790 to the

The United States Coast Guard traces its origins to 1790, but was not officially named until 1915. At last there is one definitive volume describing its history from inception to the present. The author, Thomas P. Ostrom, served in the USCGR from 1961-69, and had basic and advanced training at the USCG Base, Alameda, California. He served subsequently in the Port Security Reserve Unit in Duluth, Minnesota, and participated in monthly and active duty assignments each summer, earning petty officer rank.

  • ASIN: 1932762655

Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present

Guardians of the Sea: History of the United

Recounts the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard, looks at Coast Guard operations and functions, and looks at how it has changed over the last seventy years

  • ASIN: 0870217208

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense:

In addition to port security, ship inspection and safety, law enforcement, and search and rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard assumes an important role in national defense at home and abroad. To that end, the Coast Guard has carried out separate and coordinated missions with other armed forces from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and North Polar region. This chronicle of the Coast Guard's contributions to national defense examines participation in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the War on Terror. Among the topics explored are defense threats, drug trafficking, and border security, as well as Coast Guard personnel, training, leadership, and assets.

  • ASIN: 0786464801

A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast Guard

A Coast Guardsman's History of the U.S. Coast

More a book about Coast Guard heritage than an academic history, this book focuses on a variety of relatively unknown Guardsmen who personify the service's core values. The author highlights contributions of a variety of individuals, from seamen to admirals on active duty, as well as reservists, auxiliarists, and civilian members of Team Coast Guard. These heroes, representing a great diversity in age, sex, race, and ethnicity, set an example worthy of emulation and serve as role models for today's Coast Guard men and women.

  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 1591144337

Not Your Father's Coast Guard: The Untold Story of U.S. Coast Guard Special Forces

Not Your Father's Coast Guard: The Untold Story

  • ASIN: B07934BQHW

United States Coast Guard (U.S. Armed Forces)

United States Coast Guard (U.S. Armed

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Coast Guard (how the Coast Guard keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

  • ASIN: 1629700959

United States Coast Guard Semper Paratus 1790: Military Daily Planner Organizer Quotes On Leadership 366 Days Army Air Force Navy Marines

United States Coast Guard Semper Paratus 1790: Military

Finally! A Daily Planner geared toward the military. Times are from 0500-2000 hours - no AM or PM in this planner! And, on each page there is an inspirational military related quote to start your day at O-Dark-30 and room for a list of priorites, to-do list, and notes.Quotes from whom you ask:Mad Dog MattisSir Winston ChurchillGeneral Omar BradleyGeneral George S. Patton, Jr.Colin PowerColonel HackworthChesty PullerGeneral Dwight D. EisenhowerPresident John F. KennedyGeneral Curtis LemayAnd, there are quotes from Roman warriors to Greek philosophers to Chinese General Sun Tzu. A total of 366 different quotes - one for every day of the year and that extra one in case it is a leap year.Every Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader, Company Commander, XO, Warrant Officer, Battalion Commander, Brigade Commander, Operations Officer, Training Officer, Intel Officer and even the Post Commander should have this 366 page, 8.5"X11" undated, paperback military daily planner. Yes, undated. This means you can start using it right after you receive it.You don't have to wait until the fiscal year starts on October 1st or the New Year on January 1st. Start using the Military Daily Planner as soon as you get it.And, You don't have to be active duty Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, of Navy to...

  • ASIN: 1070582719

Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story of Douglas a. Munro, United States Coast Guard

Guardian of Guadalcanal: The World War II Story

The World War II biographical account of Petty Officer Douglas A. Munro, United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient.

  • ASIN: 0984835148

Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)

Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the

As a boy growing up in New York City, Kevin P. Gilheany had two dreams: to join the Coast Guard, and to play the bagpipes. But by the time he finished high school he was overweight, had a drinking problem, and couldn’t swim. Undeterred by the doubts of the folks at home, he decided to enlist in the Coast Guard anyway. With great determination, and some divine intervention, he passed the swim test and graduated from boot camp, thus beginning an eventful and diverse twenty-year career in the 1980s and 1990s Coast Guard. He set a goal for himself to get command of his own patrol boat, and along the way he was involved in capturing drug smugglers, rescuing hundreds of Haitian migrants at sea, recovering Space Shuttle Challenger debris, surviving a “hooligan navy” experience on a Coast Guard workboat, coordinating search and rescue during the famed “Perfect Storm,” and leading armed boardings of ships following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. When he was asked by one of his men, who was dying from brain cancer, to play bagpipes at his retirement ceremony, Kevin started down a new path to have bagpipers officially recognized as part of the Coast Guard. This ultimately led a boy who couldn’t swim to fulfill both of his childhood dreams and leave a lasting legacy by founding t...

  • ASIN: 1574417509

Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes

Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten

The Extraordinary Story Of The U.S. Coast GuardSince its inception more than 200 years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over 1.1 million people. Yet, despite having more than fifty thousand active and reserve members, most of us know very little about this often neglected but crucial branch of the U.S. military.Filled with altruism and adrenaline, Rescue Warriors brings us into the daily lives of "Coasties" as well as dozens of death-defying rescues at sea and on hurricane-ravaged shores. A masterpiece of adventure reporting, Rescue Warriors is the definitive book on America's Coast Guard.

  • ASIN: 0312628145

Joining the United States Coast Guard: A Handbook (Joining the Military)

Joining the United States Coast Guard: A Handbook

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 the military, talking to recruiters, getting qualified, preparing for and learning what to expect at basic recruit training. The goal of the McFarland Joining the Military book series is to help young people who might be curious about serving in the military decide whether military service is right for them, which branch is the best fit, and whether they are qualified for and prepared for military service. Features include lists of books, web links, and videos; a glossary; and an index.

  • ASIN: 0786447605

The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam, 1965-1975

The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam,

The story of the Coast Guard in Vietnam, from the time its cutters first engaged the Viet Cong, to the closing of LORAN C stations in Vietnam and Thailand.

  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 1557505292

Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History

Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest

Soon after 2:00 a.m. on Easter morning 2008, the fishing trawler Alaska Ranger began taking on water in the middle of the frigid Bering Sea. While the first mate broadcast Mayday calls to a remote Coast Guard station more than eight hundred miles away, the men on the ship’s icy deck scrambled to inflate life rafts and activate beacon lights. By 4:30 a.m., most of the forty-seven crew members were in the water. Many knew that if they weren’t rescued soon, they would drown or freeze to death. Two Coast Guard helicopter rescue teams were woken up in the middle of the night to save the crew of the Alaska Ranger. Many of the men thought the mission would be routine. They were wrong. The helicopter teams battled snow squalls, enormous swells, and gale-force winds as they tried to fulfill one guiding principle: save as many as possible. Deadliest Sea is a daring and mesmerizing adventure tale that chronicles the power of nature against man. Veteran journalist Kalee Thompson recounts the harrowing stories of both the rescuers and the rescued while paying tribute to the courage, tenacity, and skill of the dedicated people who risk their lives for the lives of others.

  • Brand: HarperTorch
  • ASIN: 0061766305

United States Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Fleet 1924-1980

United States Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Fleet

One of the most important activities of the U.S. Coast Guard is Port Security under the control of the Captain of the Port. This book is a first attempt to collect and share data on the COTP. small boats.On June 15th, 1917, Congress passed the Espionage Act, forming the basis for the Coast Guard's Port Security and Port Safety Missions. In 1918, jurisdiction over the anchorage and movement of vessels in harbors changed from the War Department to the Treasury Department. The Secretary of the Treasury designated Coast Guard officers as Captains of the Ports.On August 5th, 1935, Congress passed the Anti-Smuggling Act, broadening the Coast Guard's jurisdiction in law enforcement. On September 8th, 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed a national emergency. As a result, late in 1939 the responsibility for sealing radios and checking vessels arriving in port was added to the Coast Guard's duties. On June 27th, 1940, President Roosevelt invoked the Espionage Act of 1917 to govern the anchorage and movement of all vessels in U. S. waters. This began the Coast Guard's Port Security activity during World War II.The Korean War in 1950 led to the Magnuson Act, amending the old Espionage Act. The new bill authorized the President to invoke a strong Port Security Program. President Truman acted...

  • ASIN: 1425965946

D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion

D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy

Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's most incredible photographs. Although it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II's amphibious D-Day landings, the US military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes. In D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven decades ago, yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day. While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated anonymously for far too long and haven't been placed within the proper context of time or place. Many others have never been published before. Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc,D-Day...

  • ASIN: 0785836926

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series)

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True

This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. Now a major motion picture from Disney, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck.On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. They were the only hope for the stranded sailors. Despite incredible obstacles, these brave men risked their lives, remembering the unofficial Coast Guard motto: You have to go out, but you do not have to come back. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping true tale of heroism and survival in the face of the elements.

  • Brand: Tougias Michael J
  • ASIN: 1250044235

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan

The first published novel from the controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author of The Gulag Archipelago.In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength.   First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization.Includes an Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenkoand an Afterword by Eric Bogosian

  • Brand: New American Library
  • ASIN: 0451228146

They That Go Down to the Sea: A Bicentennial Pictorial History of the United States Coast Guard

They That Go Down to the Sea: A

Forward by Alex Haley, Early Revenue Cutter Sailors Civil War, Steamboat Inspection and navigation Bureau, WW I and II Korea, Vietnam, Lighthouses, Coast Guard aircraft, cutters and personnel.

  • ASIN: 0962671703

Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1940-1977

Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard,

The crews of U.S. Coast Guard cutters patrolling the far-flung ocean stations were subjected to some of the heaviest weather the sea had to offer, yet the cuttermen remained on station to make weather observations and to provide navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue services. On ocean station, seamanship was survival. Ocean Station: Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1940 1977, is a well-researched text and a gripping read.

  • ASIN: 0977920011
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