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Description - Lifeguards of the Jersey Shore by Michael Fowler

The compelling story of how and why modern ocean lifeguarding emerged on the New Jersey shore is told through 298 rare, unpublished, primary source photographs and fascinating text. This state-wide perspective of beach patrols, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, provides a unique, first-hand outlook garnered from interviews with many of the most prominent personalities in the lifeguard community. Learn the myths and realities of lifeguarding's history, beginning with the origins and pioneers, and how the United States Life-Saving Service emerged in response to early shipwrecks. Evolving gear reflects how technology has enhanced ocean rescue's effectiveness, paved with the guards' commitment to physical and mental conditioning. A window into the culture of lifeguarding, you'll enjoy the idiosyncrasies that have become common denominators among guards up and down the coast. This is a story that has long needed to be told.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764334917
ISBN-10: 0764334913
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Fowler

Michael Fowler has been lifeguarding every summer since 1964. Bernard Olsen has written two historical books and many articles, and he lectures extensively throughout the state. Edward Olsen is a Health and Physical Education teacher and coach who serves as a lifeguard captain in Long Branch, New Jersey.

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