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The Finest Hours : The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman


Overview - In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived.
In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the "Pendleton "and the "Fort Mercer, "found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic s mercy. "The Finest Hours "is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships.
The spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival.
Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it s a miracle and a testament to their bravery that any came home to tell their tales at all."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416567226
  • ISBN-10: 1416567224
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 204


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