Lost in Coos: "Heroic Deeds and Thrilling Adventures" of Searches and Rescues on Coos River, Coos County, Oregon 1871 to 2000
This is the first book to answer the question, "What happens when someone goes missing in the woods and there are no cable news crews there to cover it?" The search-and-rescue stories chronicled here may have escaped the national spotlight, but they reveal as much about human courage and endurance as anything you're likely to see on CNN. We are reminded that these woods do not lack for danger or mystery. Covering the years 1871 to 2000, these stories illuminate many of the historic uses of the Western forests, and the complex relationship between the region's forested and inhabited areas during a critical period of the American West. (from the back cover blurb, by Mike MacRae).
"Most of the stories would have been forgotten if he hadn't researched and bundled them," Alice Campbell,reporter, The World.