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3 edition of Close to shore found in the catalog.

Close to shore

a true story of terror in an age of innocence

by Mike Capuzzo

  • 268 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by G.K. Hall in Waterville, Me .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMichael Capuzzo
SeriesG.K. Hall large print American history series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL638.93 .C36 2001b
The Physical Object
Pagination389 p. (large print) :
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24650230M
ISBN 100783895933
ISBN 109780783895932
LC Control Number2001039330
OCLC/WorldCa47168706


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Crown Publishers, ISBN Plot Summary: Close to Shore provides a look at the great white shark attacks along the New Jersey shore during the summer of ; four people were killed (three men, one boy) and one was maimed. Before these attacks, sharks were not widely considered harmful to humans.

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