Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.22 X 8.04 X 0.74 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780767904148

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About the Author

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times and a National Magazine Award finalist, Michael Capuzzo has been a feature writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Miami Herald. His stories have also appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Life, and Reader's Digest. He lives with his wife and two children in rural New Jersey.

Reviews

"A remarkable read . . . a flash photo of the moment when our fascination with sharks transformed from awe into mortal dread."
--Entertainment Weekly

"The most perfect beach book ever. Better than Jaws-an amazing story, terrific writing, and the Gilded Age setting is fascinating. I loved it."
--Linda Marotta, Shakespeare & Company, New York City

"Popular history meets popular science in this thrilling shark story. As in Seabiscuit, the author interweaves social history with a suspenseful story told from different characters' points of view, including that most fascinating character of all: the shark itself."
--Arsen Kashkashian, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, Colorado

"This riveting book skillfully combines historical fact with shark science and lore. A first-rate thriller that's all the more spine-tingling because it really happened."
--Anne Edkins, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, California

"A riveting account of the terrorizing shark attacks [of 1916]. Meticulously researched, it provides fascinating information about the history of the great white shark as well as a social commentary of America during World War I. Informative, entertaining, enthralling."
--Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, Rhode Island