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The Barque of Saviors
by Russell Drumm
In 1936 in Hamburg, a splendid three-masted sailing ship was christened Horst Wessel in the presence of Adolf Hitler and thousands of cheering Nazis. It became a training vessel for naval officers during World War II. After Germany's defeat, the U.S. Coast Guard found its young crew terrified and... Amazon.com
Houghton Mifflin Co
Hardcover - 288 pages (November 16, )

Careers in the Coast Guard's Search and Rescue Unit
by Greg Roza
Card catalog description: Discusses the history of the Coast Guard's Search and Rescue units, requirements of becoming a member of one of these units, and the role Guardsmen played after the events of September 11, 2001. 
Library Binding from Rosen Publishing Group

The Coast Guardsman's Manual
by George E., Captain Krietemeyer
(Paperback)

Coast Guard Action in Vietnam: Stories of Those Who Served
by Paul C. Scotti
(Paperback)
 

The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam, 1965-1975
The Coast Guard at War: Vietnam, 1965-1975
by Alex Larzelere, Brent Scowcroft
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.
 
The Coast Guard in World War I: An Untold Story
The Coast Guard in World War I: An Untold Story
by Alex R. Larzelere
Book Description:
Foreword by Adm. James M. Loy, USCG Commandant, 1998-2002 The U.S. Coast Guard suffered the highest percentage of losses of any American armed force in World War I, yet until now the extent of the Coast Guard's involvement in that war remains little known to the public. The author, an experienced Coast Guardsmen himself, makes extensive use of such primary sources as personal journals and letters, cutter logs, reports of commanding officers, personnel records, and interviews to compile this historic, first-time-ever account. To bring the history to life Alex Larzelere draws on his extensive seagoing background and fills the book with action narratives that document the heroism of men like Lt. Fletcher Brown, Warrant Officer Midgett, and their crews, who went to the rescue of ships torpedoed by German U-boats.

The Coast Guard was transferred to the Navy when war was declared in 1917. A small service of less than 5,000, it was made up of highly experienced cuttermen, sorely needed for the U.S. Navy's rapidly expanding fleet. This book describes the activities of the guardsmen and their units in the war zone and at home, from the time they were mobilized and transferred until the service was returned to the treasury department in August 1919. As explained by Larzelere, their many operations give readers a full appreciation of their contributions to the war effort. 240 pages. 
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

 
Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf: First Commandant of the Coast Guard (Library of Naval Biography)
by C. Douglas Kroll
(Hardcover) 

Guide to Military Careers: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy
by Donald B. Hutton
(Paperback)

Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present
by Robert Erwin Johnson
(Hardcover - April 1988) 

Lifeboat Sailors: Disasters, Rescues, and the Perilous Future of the Coast Guard's Small Boat Stations
by Dennis L. Noble
(Hardcover)

Lighthouses & Keepers: The U.S. Lighthouse Service and Its Legacy
by Dennis L. Noble
(Hardcover)

Life Inside the Coast Guard Academy (High Interest Books)
by Aileen Weintraub
(Paperback) 

21st Century Complete Guide to the U.S. Coast Guard: Current Events, News, Homeland Security, Immigration, Vessels, Aircraft, Lighthouses, Polar Icebreaking, History, At War, and Safety
by Department of Defense (CD-ROM)

21st Century Complete Guide to U.S. Coast Guard Marine Accident Reports on Ships and Boats from 1947 to 1999: Capsizes and Sinkings, Collisions, Fires, Disappearances, Explosions, Founderings, Groundings, and Strandings
by Department of Defense (CD-ROM)

21st Century Complete Guide to Lighthouses, Light Stations and Historic Ships: National Park Service, Navy, and Coast Guard Inventories and Images
by U.S. Government (CD-ROM)

US Life Saving Service : Heroes, Rescues, and Architecture of the Early Coast Guard
by Ralph C. Shanks, et al 
(Paperback)
 
 

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