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To be honest, most of the stories read like technical manuals or incident reports. There is little character development to keep me interested or even engaged in the subjects. The 9/11/01 account from Der Spiegel was probably the most interesting, as it was actually written with a strong narrative in mind. As a primer on the world of SAR, it's good I suppose--but for light reading, I would just as soon pass.
Nov 11, 2009 Kellie rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Maybe I’m just not a short story person. There were some interesting stories in here. Especially the ones about mountain rescue. However, I started to lose interest when I got to the water rescue session. Some of the stories just did not keep my interest and I found myself skimming. I thought some of the stories lacked something in the writing style. Maybe because I was expecting more development. I keep having to remind myself these are short stories which might explain it. The most memorable s ...more
Joseph Cummins is the author of numerous books, including Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Elections; A Bloody History of the World, which won the 2010 Our History Project Gold Medal Award; and the forthcoming Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.