Fire on the beach : recovering the lost story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island lifesavers

Title
Fire on the beach : recovering the lost story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island lifesavers / David Wright and David Zoby.
Author
Wright Faladé, David, 1964-
Publication
  • New York : Scribner, 2000.
  • ©2000

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Additional Authors
Zoby, David,
Description
335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map; 25 cm
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • History.
Note
  • "A Lisa Drew book."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-320) and index.
Contents
pt. 1. Richard Etheridge : "A man among the men" -- pt. 2. "National calamity" or "National crime"? : the Life-Saving Service Founders in North Carolina -- pt. 3. The life of a surfman.
Call Number
Sc E 01-874
ISBN
  • 0684873044
  • 9780684873046
LCCN
00068728
OCLC
45582488
Author
Wright Faladé, David, 1964- author.
Title
Fire on the beach : recovering the lost story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island lifesavers / David Wright and David Zoby.
Publisher
New York : Scribner, 2000.
Copyright Date
©2000
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-320) and index.
Summary
"Fire on the Beach tells the story of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, formed in 1871 to assure the safe passage of American and international shipping and the save lives and salvage cargo. A century ago, the adventures of the now-forgotten "surfmen" who, in crews of seven, bore the brunt of this dangerous but vital duty, filled the pages of popular reading material, from Harper's to the Baltimore Sun and New York Herald. Station 17, located on the desolate beaches of Pea Island, North Carolina, housed one such unit, and Richard Etheridge - the only black man to lead a lifesaving crew - was its captain."--Jacket.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Zoby, David, author.
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