Riders of the Storm: The story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Riders of the Storm: The story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

ISBN13: 9780752883441

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Saving lives from the waters around the coasts of Britain and all Ireland doesn't get any less hazardous. For more than 175 years rescuing sailors from shipwrecks or holidaymakers from small boats has been in the hands of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), which remains a wholly voluntary-funded, non-Government organisation. No matter how sophisticated ships have become storms are as bad as ever and ships, it seems, just as likely to get into difficulties, and the lives of crews are still at risk. Cameron's account puts the story into a political and social perspective, and thrills with the stirring and often poignant narrative of the rescues themselves.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 352
Item Height 18 mm
Item Width 188 mm
Item Weight 896 Gram
Product Dimensions 188 x 18 x 238
Publisher Orion
Format Paperback | 352
Book Overview The history of the RNLI - Britain's lifeboat service - and how it has saved more than 150,000 lives from stricken ships and the sea around Britain's coasts.

Ian Cameron was born in 1924 and educated at Oxford University. In WWII he was a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, and saw service on Atlantic and Russian convoys. A full-time writer since 1956, his books have been translated into fourteen languages.