Storm Fighters By J.D. Whiting
FIRST EDITION, 1927 Hard Cover book published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company of Indianapolis, 256 pages. This is scarce and rare book about the early U.S. Coast Guard and its daring rescues at sea. At the time the book was written, the Coast Guard had not yet caught the popular imagination, and few Americans had seen or read of its "obstinate struggles with the storm gods, every bit as exciting in their way as the noisier battles of the navy." And, it would be another twelve years before the Coast Guard would take over the Lighthouse Service. The author is an amazing artist, and the book has eight of his full-page illustrations (reproduced from paintings) as well as numerous smaller text drawings, plus a drawing at the end of a ship sailing into the sunset; red cloth boards with gilt title and author and a color pastedown illustration which is the same as the frontispiece black and white illustration a boat rescue in choppy seas. The binding is coming loose and one of the glossy photos inside is loose.
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