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Author: Martha Laguardia-Kotite,Tom Ridge
ISBN: 1599211599
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press (September 2, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Historical
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e-Book So Others May Live: Coast Guard's Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death epub download

by Martha Laguardia-Kotite,Tom Ridge



So Others May Live is the untold story of the . Coast Guard's quiet but resolute rescue swimmers.

So Others May Live is the untold story of the . From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories - some of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program was started in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger.

Martha J. LaGuardia-Kotite is a graduate of the .

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Coast Guard's Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death. In startlingly clear and exceptional writing, Martha LaGuardia-Kotite tells 12 heroic stories of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program began in 1985. By: Martha Laguardia-Kotite, Tom Ridge. Narrated by: Jim Cooper, Martha Laguardia-Kotite. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight-crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. Coast Guard rescue swimmer. In startlingly clear and exceptional writing, it tells twelve heroic stories of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program was started in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the hero, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. The book covers diverse environments: oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, and even Niagara Falls. It is truly a can't-put-it-down collection. Coast Guard’s quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories-some of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program was started in 1985.

This is her first book. Coast Guard jumped into the rescue swimmer business. Coast Guard Aviation Association). In startlingly clear and exceptional writing, Martha LaGuardia-Kotite tells twelve heroic stories of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program began in 1985

Martha Laguardia-Kotite has perfectly captured the genesis of the legendary Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers.

Martha Laguardia-Kotite has perfectly captured the genesis of the legendary Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. From their bare-bones beginning to The Perfect Storm off the Atlantic Coast; from the sea lion caves on the Oregon Coast to their heroic (and unacknowledged) work during Katrina; we follow these super heroes as they defy death on an almost routine basis. These stories restore our faith in human nature, to see what lengths others go to so others may live.

So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard's quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories.

In startlingly clear and exceptional writing, Martha LaGuardia-Kotite tells twelve heroic stories of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program began in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. Covering diverse environments―oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, and even Niagara FallsSo Others May Live is truly a can't-put-it-down collection.

SlingFire
Wow! I'm pleased the history and some stories of the USCG Rescue Swimmer program and its people have been captured.
I just read this book and Brotherhood of the Fin with much pride in a program that does so much by so few.
It takes a special individual to want to leave the comfort of terra firma into the anger hands of Mother Nature.
For those who enjoy military history, military knowledge and sacrifice then read this book.
I have more of a vision of what I missed. I joined the USCG to be an ASM in early 1987. Waiting on the school list I applied to the Army Warrant Flight Program, accepted I left and became an Army Aviator. This book and Brotherhood of the Fin paints a slight idea of what I missed.
"Semper Paratus"
Kerdana
Martha Laguardia-Kotite has perfectly captured the genesis of the legendary Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. From their bare-bones beginning to The Perfect Storm off the Atlantic Coast; from the sea lion caves on the Oregon Coast to their heroic (and unacknowledged) work during Katrina; we follow these super heroes as they defy death on an almost routine basis.

These stories restore our faith in human nature, to see what lengths others go to so others may live.

I recorded this book at the Washington Book and Braille Library (I read for the blind) but was so impressed I bought my own copy from Amazon.
Flamehammer
When we first heard about this book, some of the guys in the shop were skeptical about how it would turn out. We have all read articles and stories about the work we do and wondered how the writers got it so wrong. Embellishments, mis-quotes, and cheesy bravado injected into stories about Coast Guard swimmers have often left us cold to the idea of a book about the job. But Laguardia-Kotite got it right.....way right.

Her book is meticulously researched, well-organized, and tells the story of Coast Guard rescues without overstepping the facts in exchange for reactions. She simply put to paper the heart of the program through stories of actual men and women engaged in the unique job of aviation rescue crewmembers. Also refreshing was the way she (better than anyone I have ever read) tells the story of the rescue swimmer as part of a team, giving all due credit to the pilots and flight mechanics that make rescue at sea possible.
Yahm
Her description of the harrowing rescues on rooftops in New Orleans took my breath away. I've been in SAR situations where a person had to be forced to leave a sinking boat, and on law-enforcement sorties where the bad guys had guns, but, in each of those occasions, you knew exactly what to expect - things were straightforward. The deteriorating conditions in New Orleans after Katrina, gave the crew, especially the swimmers, such extraordinary unknowns. The need to adapt to such changing and challenging situations so quickly - and the sheer number of them! - was obviously devastating to both body and psyche. And, the fact that among Coast Guard personnel there were no deaths, no collisions, no serious injury, is just astounding. I'm not sure that this country really appreciates the length to which our little service went in those days following the hurricane.

Her book made it all so clear. I felt like I was hovering alongside the aircraft, totally immersed in the emotion of the moment; `didn't matter if it was over the water, or next to a cliff or in a cave. Her words took you there.

The book, and the story it tells, is nothing short of exceptional. They say you write best when you "write about what you know." Well, with the help of those amazing rescue swimmers, she obviously knew what she was writing about and took it to a level of intensity found in very few books.
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Oh my, these are unsung heroes. Thank you so much for all that you do.
Once I got into the book, I couldn't put it down. I am glad I read Brotherhood of the Fin first because it helped me understand what Martha was talking about in several examples. I highly recommend this book--it truly helped me understand how incredible our Coast Guard members are.
Nuadazius
My husband & I enjoyed the well-crafted descriptions of the rigorous training & the dire conditions that led to the dangerous missions of these courageous US Coast Guard rescue swimmers...a real page-turner.
GoodLike
I didn't realize how new the rescue swimmer program really was. This book provides an excellent history of the program, followed by some of the most hair-raising rescue cases in the Coast Guard's recent history. It is amazing how few people were behind the development and this program and the on-going success.

A great read that provides insight into the Coast Guard's current standing in the military. Highly recommended!
I've read the entire book a few times to my son. He loves it. The writing style is arguably not the greatest, but the stories are wonderful and the author's pride, admiration, and sincerity shines through.

I think this could be turned into a wonderful book for boys ages 8-12. I do want to point out the risk of encouraging a career as a rescue swimmer. As a father I'd prefer something a bit less heroic.