Never Turn Back: The RNLI Since the Second World War. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The achievements of the RNLI, often romanticised, depend on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The aim of this book is to tell the story of the last 50 years of the lifeboat service through the words and actions of the people involved. In the period since the Second World War, particularly from the mid-1960s, the RNLI has experienced the most rapid changes in its long history. The transition from conventional to fast lifeboats, the introduction of inshore boats and the expansion into beach rescue and sea safety have all dramatically changed the lifeboat service. Ray and Susannah's narrative will draw on first hand accounts of the rescues and the decisions that shaped the changing lifeboat service. Whilst the book will draw on the RNLI's 180 year history, unlike other recent lifeboat books it will concentrate on the last 50 years and will be based on personal and extensive inside knowledge of the lifeboat service.
Biografía del autor: RAY KIPLING joined the RNLI as a graduate trainee in 1973, served as its public relations officer and was Deputy Director from 1987 to 2001. He is the author of three books on the RNLI: A Source Book of Lifeboats (Ward Lock, 1982), Rescue By Sail and Oar (Tops'l Books, 1982), Strong to Save (with Susannah Kipling, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1995). He is probably the only person to have met seven of the eight post-war lifeboat gold medallists (and to know the son of the eighth) and is ideally place to chart the progress of the RNLI in recent years, particularly through his extensive network of lifeboat people.
Título: Never Turn Back: The RNLI Since the Second ...
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001134947
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003944057
Descripción Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2006. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 018966
Descripción Sutton Publishing, 2006. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 2006. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. Spine and corners bumped. Wrapper lightly edge creased. [S]. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 1603362
Descripción Sutton Publishing, 2006. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. 20 x 170 x 255 Mm. illus. unclipped DJ with light crinkling to top edge, black cloth, light dust mark to top, name to ffep, b/w & colour photos, 214pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 0051608