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Fire on the Beach: Recovering the Lost Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Lifesavers

David Wright and David Zoby
Format
Book
Published
New York : Scribner, c2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0684873044
Contents
  • Part 1 Richard Etheridge
  • "A Man Among the Men"
  • 1. Youth: The Outer Banks 43
  • 2. War 48
  • 3. Wild's December Raid 65
  • 4. Point Lookout: The Bottom Rail on Top 78
  • 5. Before Richmond: In the Trenches 89
  • 6. Armistice: Texas 111
  • 7. Home 121
  • Part 2 "National Calamity" or "National Crime"?--The Life-Saving Service Founders in North Carolina
  • 8. Life-Saving Service in North Carolina 135
  • 9. North Carolina's Lifesaving Woes 141
  • 10. Reformation of the Sixth District 160
  • 11. Segregation for the Good of "Progress" 167
  • 12. Fire on the Beach 185
  • Part 3 Life of a Surfman
  • 13. Portrait of a Surfman 207
  • 14. Life at the Station 214
  • 15. Patrolling the Beach 224
  • 16. No. 17 235
  • 17. Pressures Particular to Pea Island Surfmen 248
  • 18. Right Men in the Right Place 265
  • 19. Their Finest Hour: The Wreck of the E. S. Newman, October 11, 1896 272.
Description
335 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-320) and index.
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