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The 1916 shark attacks that inspired Jaws

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:04 AM

It was a film that has year after year kept many beach goers out of the oceans' water for good.

But until now many haven’t known the series of real-life shark attacks in 1916 that sent New Jersey's coast into a panic and are said to have inspired the hair-raising novel and blockbuster thriller: Jaws.

It started on July 1st. A 25-year-old swimmer off the town of Beach Haven was pulled from the water by a lifeguard, victim of a shark attack that had been largely unheard of happening in the area.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

I love sharks. Facinating stuff.
I find it hard to believe one ten footer did all of that . I think there may have been two of them ,but none of the experts think so .Interesting.g  .

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

i have a great book on this case its called 'close to shore' by michael capuzzo well worth a read if you can find it

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:05 PM

View Postcenobite, on 12 August 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

i have a great book on this case its called 'close to shore' by michael capuzzo well worth a read if you can find it

How many copies do you need??? clicky here

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

View PostParacelse, on 12 August 2012 - 02:05 PM, said:

How many copies do you need??? clicky here

i love abebooks, thats where i found my copy!!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

View Postcenobite, on 12 August 2012 - 07:55 PM, said:

i love abebooks, thats where i found my copy!!

I love it so much I even sell books on the site :P  not this one in particular and plus I sell on abebooks.fr

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