Thursday, August 6, 2009

Close to Shore by Mike Capuzzo

This book details the series of shark attacks off the New Jersey shore in 1916. Author Capuzzo does a great job of describing life at that time, especially about how new and different it was for people to go to the beach for fun. But this new interest in swimming resulted in disaster when a rogue shark attacked five people over the course of a week during July. This true story is the real life inspiration for the book and movie Jaws.

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