The rescue season: the heroic story of parajumpers on the edge of the world

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Thorndike Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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This series brings you dramatic accounts of real-life explorers and adventures from history through contemporary times. Thrill seekers and armchair travelers alike will find high entertainment in the broad range of adventure available in this Large Print series.

The Air Force's parajumpers (PJs) remarkable achievements are revealed for the first time in Bob Drury's thrilling account of one season in the life of Alaska's 210th Pararescue Squadron, the only PJ team in the world devoted to civilian rescues. The lives of countless men and women -- trapped mountaineers, fishermen adrift, lost hunters, and even Navy SEALs freezing to death on a glacier -- are the responsibility of this uncommonly trained, close-knit unit of thirty citizen-soldiers.

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Review: The Rescue Season: The Heroic Story of Parajumpers on the Edge of the World

User Review  - Rachel Bayles - Goodreads

PJs. Helicopters. Perfect. Any book about PJs is bound to remind the rest of us mere mortals what wimps we actually are. Read full review

Review: The Rescue Season: The Heroic Story of Parajumpers on the Edge of the World

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

A good tale of the crazy people who climb mountains and the even crazier, brave people who get them out of harm;s way when they get in trouble. A good addition if you enjoy reading about ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
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Denali
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Alaska Envy
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Copyright

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