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Twelve Days of Terror : Inside the Shocking 1916 New Jersey Shark Attacks (Reprint) (Paperback) (M.d.
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Upon the 100th anniversary of the most terrifying stretch of shark attacks in American history--a wave said to have been the inspiration forJaws--comes a reissue of the classic Lyons Press account and investigation. In July 1916, a time when World War I loomed over America and New York City was in the midst of a deadly polio epidemic, the tri-state area sought relief at the Jersey shore. The Atlantic’s refreshing waters proved to be utterly inhospitable, however. In just twelve days, four swimmers were violently and fatally mauled in separate shark attacks, and a fifth swimmer escaped an attack within inches of his life. In this thoroughly researched account, Dr. Richard Fernicola, the leading expert on the attacks, presents a riveting portrait, investigation, and scientific analysis of the terrifying days against the colorful backdrop of America in 1916 in Twelve Days of Terror.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: History, Nature
Sub-Genre: Modern / 19th Century, Marine Life
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: M.d. Richard G. Fernicola
Street Date: May 2, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-9698