Analysis Of The Terrifying Shark Attacks Of 1916 By Michael Capuzzo

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Close to Shore – The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 by Michael Capuzzo takes place in 1916 Philadelphia. The book beings by describing the childhood and life of Charles Vansant. Charles Vansant was a scientist. The book introduces his family and how they would go to their vacation house on the coast of Philadelphia. The entire Vansant family always went to their vacation house. Charles begins to show off in the ocean and in even his swimming. This actually causes him to go far out in the empty waters where he was attacked by the great white shark. Five days after this happened, the bell captain at the famous “E & S” was nearly eaten by the same great white shark. The bell captain eventually dies due to his injuries from the attack from the

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