This riveting narrative discusses historical details of the true event along the New Jersey coast. Local residents spent 12 days in fear after a rogue Great White shark terrorized swimmers along the Jersey shore. Occurring just before the United States joined World War I, beach swimming had just become a luxury many were not used to when this chaotic event took place. Not native to shallow waters, this Great White shocked millions in the most brutal shark attack in American history. This saga recounts the horrifying feelings of its time with heightened drama and compelling prose. Close to Shore uses detailed research to make this incredible story the most true yet.