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Heartbreak and Heroism

Canadian Search and Rescue Stories

by John Melady

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published: Oct 1997
ISBN:9781550022872
publisher: Dundurn Press
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This book is about some of the most dramatic search-and-rescue operations in Canada. Whether the action is on the heaving deck of a sinking ship off the Newfoundland coast, within the incredibly confining walls of a power plant in Ontario, or high on a cliff face on a British Columbia mountain, each of these stories is exciting, memorable, and true. They are accounts of courage, loyalty, perseverance, and sacrifice that knows no bounds.

We read of the heartbreaking last days of an Anglican missionary fighting for his life in a lonely Arctic outpost. Another chapter relays a dramatic rooftop rescue in New Brunswick. We meet people who are saved from floods, fires, plane crashes, earth movements, and violent storms. No less are the stories of the sometimes unexpected and tragic losses of the rescuers.

Because Canada is so vast, Search and Rescue capability has to span the nation, and extend from sea to sea to sea. No other country has done what we have done. Heartbreak and Heroism is popular history at its most exciting.

About the Author

John Melady is a veteran writer on Canadian history and space exploration. His many books include Pearson's Prize, Canadians in Space, Korea, and Heartbreak and Heroism. He lives in Egmondville, Ontario.

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Contributor Notes

John Melady is the author of Korea: Canada's Forgotten War and Escape from Canada! as well as six other books. He has written for many of our leading magazines and newspapers. A former high school vice-principal, he makes his home near Brighton, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

"I hate to use clichs, but this little book was difficult to put down ... this book deserves the widest readership possible."

— Garrison Times

"Heartbreak and Heroism is a well written book full of interesting stories."

— Trenton Paper

"Melady's stories are rich in detail and successfully capture the forces' heroic efforts."

— CBRA

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