Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
Michael Capuzzo, Mike Capuzzo. Crown Books for Young Readers, $16.95 (144pp) ISBN 978-0-375-82231-5
Michael Capuzzo presents Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916, an adaptation of his 2001 book for adults, Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in the Age of Innocence. In chronicling the first documented shark attacks on swimmers, which occurred along the Jersey shore in 1916, the work also provides a look at early-20th-century life, with special attention paid to leisure pursuits. Photos, maps and period newspaper clippings illustrate the text.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003
Hardcover - 140 pages - 978-0-375-92231-2