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BAARSLAG, Karl. SOS to the Rescue. With a preface by Capt. Felix Riesenberg. New York: Oxford University Press, 1935. First American Printing. Pp. (5),vi-xvi,(2),1-310, frontispiece, + 16 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth with green lettering and decoration to front and spine. "For the past score of years the world has thrilled at intervals to epics of the sea, mighty vibrant tragedies of sacrifice and heroism. Hour by hour, almost minute by minute, the progression of disaster and of rescue has been broadcast about the world.In this book the whole story is told for the first time, from the viewpoint of the wireless operators, by one of their craft. We see the fascinating development of this great art as the men of the key, the'brass-pounders', have practised it. The marvelous utility of wireless is brought home ot us by the stories of mighty events in which it has played amajor part. The collision between the Republic and the Florida; the sinkin g of the huge Titanic; the rapid foundering of the Empress of Ireland; the heroic rescue of the crew of the storm-swept Antinoë by the President Roosevelt; the dreadful capsizing of the Vestris; the fatal burst of flame on board the Morro Castle on the hour before making port; these and many more sea disasters are part of the story of SOS." - from the dust jacket. Contents: 1. CQD and SOS; 2. Jack Binns Sends out the CQD; 3. The Unsinkable Ship; 4. The Empress of Ireland; 5. The Roosevelt and the Antinoe; 6. The Vestris; 7. Fire at Sea; 8. The Unlucky Tashmoo; 9. Pioneer Wirelessmen; 10. Girl Marine Radio Operators; 11. Memorial. A couple instances of brown offsetting from laid-in newspring, else very good in edgeworn, hinge-torn (tape repaired), corner-trimmed but not price-clipped dust jacket. 50.00
Title: SOS to the Rescue. First Edition.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York, 1935,:
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