The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN 10: 150110683X
ISBN 13: 9781501106835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Finest Hours Book Review:

The 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

True Rescue The Finest Hours

True Rescue  The Finest Hours
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1250137551
ISBN 13: 9781250137555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Rescue The Finest Hours Book Review:

Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On the night of February 18th, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has even seen, two oil tankers off the shore of Cape Cod are torn in half by the force of the seas. For the men on board, survival seemed impossible. What follows is a harrowing Coast Guard rescue in a tiny lifeboat, where four young heroes beat the odds and bring more than thirty stranded sailors to safety. This first book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts newly independent readers in the middle of the action. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition

The Finest Hours  Young Readers Edition
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 0805097651
ISBN 13: 9780805097658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition Book Review:

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young readers in the middle of the action. It's a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as the bestselling book and movie The Perfect Storm. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Into a Raging Sea

Into a Raging Sea
Author: Bernie Webber
Publsiher: Good Night Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN 10: 0991340167
ISBN 13: 9780991340163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into a Raging Sea Book Review:

Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! Bernie and crew received the Coast Guard’s coveted Gold Lifesaving Medal, and what they did on that stormy night is regarded as the greatest small boat rescue in history. In Into A Raging Sea, Bernie tells that story, but the book is so much more than that. In these pages you’ll read about rescue attempts that did not turn out well, stories of fishermen from a time long past, rescues done with the by-gone technique of the “breeches buoy,” humorous anecdotes, and what Cape Cod and its people meant to Bernie. Into a Raging Sea is a story of sacrifice, bravery, disappointment, and challenges. And in the background of Bernie’s journey is one constant, the sea. --from the forward by Michael J. Tougias

Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour
Author: Jennifer Millikin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780996784559
ISBN 13: 0996784551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Finest Hour Book Review:

Two lives. One hour. A lifetime consequence. I believe in choice, not fate. I chose to nurse a broken heart at the kitschy country bar that night. I chose to let Isaac Cordova buy me a drink. I chose to spend one hour with a near stranger in an attempt to soothe my pain. No last names, no details about our lives, just one hour where I was allowed to forget, and then we would never see each other again. But was it a choice when I ran into him five years later? I needed help, and he was the only person equipped to give it. Our instant attraction doesn¿t feel like much of a choice either, but it doesn't matter. Everything has changed. Now my choices impact other people.And what will I choose? Do I keep Isaac out?Do I dare to let him in?

Fatal Forecast

Fatal Forecast
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Mike Tougias
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 0743297040
ISBN 13: 9780743297042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatal Forecast Book Review:

Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival. Reprint.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
Author: Michael Tougias,Mike Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781410419217
ISBN 13: 1410419215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Finest Hours Book Review:

Survivors recount the heroic undertakings of Coast Guard teams aboard small crafts who attempted to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod.

So Close to Home A True Story of an American Family s Fight for Survival During World War II

So Close to Home  A True Story of an American Family s Fight for Survival During World War II
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Alison O'Leary
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1681771713
ISBN 13: 9781681771717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Close to Home A True Story of an American Family s Fight for Survival During World War II Book Review:

A true story of men and women pitted against the sea during World War II—and an unforgettable portrait of the determination of the human spirit. On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wu¨rdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. Including original, unpublished material from Commander Wu¨rdemann’s war diary, the story provides balance and perspective by chronicling the daring mission of the U-boat—and its commander’s decision-making—in the Gulf of Mexico. An inspiring historical narrative, So Close to Home tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew

The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew
Author: Theresa Mitchell Barbo,Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.)
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1625845480
ISBN 13: 9781625845481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daring Coast Guard Rescue of the Pendleton Crew Book Review:

Jack Nickerson and his faithful lab, Sinbad, wake early one snowy Cape Cod morning, ready for winter fun. Meanwhile, miles away in the ocean, the crew of a cargo tanker ship called the "Pendleton" is in serious trouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor'easter rip the tanker in two, leaving the people to cling for their lives in the wicked, cold storm. There's no time to waste--the Coast Guard, including Jack's friend Bernie Webber, leave Chatham Harbor in search of the "Pendleton" crew. They don't yet know that Jack and Sinbad have snuck aboard the rescue boat as stowaways. Join the young duo in the front-row seat for the greatest small-boat rescue in American history.

Ten Hours Until Dawn

Ten Hours Until Dawn
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429909617
ISBN 13: 1429909617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Hours Until Dawn Book Review:

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard's efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard. Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea, in Ten Hours Until Dawn.

Into the Blizzard

Into the Blizzard
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 1627792848
ISBN 13: 9781627792844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Blizzard Book Review:

A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker—both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to act. Gathering his crew of four, Quirk plunged his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, into the blizzard. Perfect for fans of the I Survived series ready for a longer form account, this middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book chronicles the harrowing journey between Captain Quirk and the Coast Guard as they struggled in the holds of a radical storm. It's an epic tale of heroism and bravery at sea. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod
Author: Theresa Mitchell Barbo,W. Russell Webster
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2010-09-10
ISBN 10: 161423020X
ISBN 13: 9781614230205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod Book Review:

A first-hand account and fascinating new details of the 1952 rescue of the SS Pendleton, the true story behind the film The Finest Hours. On February 18, 1952, off the coast of Cape Cod, a fierce nor’easter snapped in half two 503-foot oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer. Human grace and grit, leadership and endurance prevail as Theresa Mitchell Barbo and Captain W. Russell Webster (Ret.) recount the historic, heroic rescue of thirty-two merchant mariners from the sinking Pendleton by four young Coast Guardsmen aboard the 36-foot motor lifeboat CG 36500. A foreword by former Commandant Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.) and an essay by Master Chief John “Jack” Downey (Ret.), a veteran of thousands of modern-day small boat rescues, round out the special third edition of this classic work on Coast Guard history.

His Finest Hours

His Finest Hours
Author: Winston Churchill,Graham Stewart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781847242013
ISBN 13: 1847242014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Finest Hours Book Review:

The greatest British statesman and a truly outstanding orator, Winston Churchill steered his nation through the bloodiest war in history. His famous speeches raised the morale of an anxious people - but also warned them of the perils ahead. In his honesty and unshakeable belief, he inspired and reassured Britons and their allies around the world. Opening with his 1939 broadcast on the looming war, which had cast 'a hush over Europe', and closing with his prophetic statement in 1946 that 'an iron curtain has descended across the Continent', His Finest Hours presents Churchill's most rousing wartime speeches. From the tensions on the eve of conflict, to the bravery of an embattled nation, and ultimately the relief and elation of victory, each speech paints a vivid picture of the world at war. But not only are Churchill's speeches rich in historical content, they also demonstrate his mastery of language. With such eloquent phrases as 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' and the patriotic rallying cry for each individual to 'stand alone in the breach', Churchill's words offer a lyricism unrivalled by any other speechmaker of the era. His power to captivate an audience earned him the trust of those who heard him, and continues to stir our emotions today. Graham Stewart's perceptive commentary introduces each speech by explaining its background and the key events of the time. Together with Churchill's own words and iconic wartime photography, His Finest Hours is a concise and compelling history of the Second World War. Included here are Churchill's best-known addresses: 'Their finest hour', 'Blood, toil, tears and sweat', 'Fight them on the beaches', 'Never in the field of human conflict', 'Some chicken. Some neck', and 'This is your victory!' - as well as 30 other momentous speeches by the remarkable leader who gave hope to his country in its darkest hour.

Rescue of the Bounty

Rescue of the Bounty
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Douglas A. Campbell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 1476746656
ISBN 13: 9781476746654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rescue of the Bounty Book Review:

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship. A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

Lightships Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations

Lightships  Lighthouses  and Lifeboat Stations
Author: Bernie Webber
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN 10: 1627340629
ISBN 13: 9781627340625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lightships Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations Book Review:

Lightships, Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard’s highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and hero of the Disney movie The Finest Hours. While the public will recognize Webber’s name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships (ships anchored in dangerous areas to warn other vessels of hazards) in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question: “How did the lightship men cope with the isolation, constant loneliness, boredom, fear, or just sheer terror? All were part of life on board a lightship. Rough seas tossed the ship about, rearing up and down the anchor chain. This was a world of isolation, noise from operating machinery, and blasts from the powerful foghorn that went on for hours, sometimes days, at a time.” Webber answers that question in this book, drawing on a combination of personal experience and meticulous historical research. Discussions of men going mad, lightships being run down by larger ships, anchor chains breaking, and lightships cast upon shoals are offset with humorous stories and the author’s reflections on his best days at sea. Webber also explains some of the heroic actions of a few lightship men over the years, and points out that they received no recognition at the time. The isolation these men faced was intense, but they learned to make do with what they had. Fourteen historic photos are included, as well as a Foreword by Michael Tougias.

Black Irish

Black Irish
Author: Casey Sherman
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-03
ISBN 10: 0595430805
ISBN 13: 9780595430802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Irish Book Review:

West Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1981. Tensions between Catholics and Protestants have never been higher. The IRA Hunger Strikes are in full swing, and violence continues to spread in Belfast. While working in their parents' grocery store, two young Catholic twins, Vincent and Michael Logan, witness their father's brutal murder by British commandos. This horrific crime sends the twins on radically opposing paths. As they reach adulthood, Vincent embarks on a journey for justice and becomes a cop. Michael, still simmering over his father's murder, is out for revenge and soon becomes the IRA's most feared assassin. When Michael discovers that his father's killer has just become the most powerful man in Europe, he plots his revenge. But there's one man standing in his way, one he used to call brother

Attacked at Sea

Attacked at Sea
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Alison O'Leary
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 1250128072
ISBN 13: 9781250128072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attacked at Sea Book Review:

A riveting WWII account of survival at sea—Book 4 in the middle grade True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours. On May 19, 1942, during WWII, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. This inspiring historical narrative tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, blinding oil, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast. Christy Ottaviano Books New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters. Illustrated Chapter Books for ages 6-9: True Rescue: The Finest Hours True Rescue: A Storm Too Soon Young Readers Adaptations, for ages 9-14 The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition) A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition) Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition) Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)

Boston Strong

Boston Strong
Author: Casey Sherman,Dave Wedge
Publsiher: ForeEdge from University Press of New England
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 1611685591
ISBN 13: 9781611685596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boston Strong Book Review:

Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombings with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers' years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed first-hand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City's Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts-and so much more. Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene, to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones. With their extensive reporting, writing experience, and deep ties to the Boston area, Sherman and Wedge create the perfect match of story, place, and authors. If you're only going to read one book on this tragic but uplifting story, this is it.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
Author: Mike Tougias,Casey Sherman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780545899437
ISBN 13: 0545899435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Finest Hours Book Review:

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst nor'easters that New England had ever seen, two oil tankers off the coast of Cape Cod were literally torn in half. With the storm in full force and waves up to 70 feet high, four coast guardsmen headed out to sea in a tiny lifeboat to come to the rescue. Despite insurmountable odds, these brave men risked their lives to save more than 30 stranded sailors.

Their Finest Hour and a Half

Their Finest Hour and a Half
Author: Lissa Evans
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-01-08
ISBN 10: 0552774715
ISBN 13: 9780552774710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Finest Hour and a Half Book Review:

Longlisted for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction.