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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In this profile of the 210th Alaska Pararescue Squad, Drury relies on his background in foreign correspondence and crime reporting to write a highly readable story backed by extensive research, case ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Denali
17
Alaska Envy
34
Copyright

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Bob Drury is an American journalist and author who has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Darfur. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of nine nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestselling Halsey's Typhoon and Last Men Out. In 2015, his nonfiction book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend, also became a bestseller.

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