The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

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Documents 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.

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-12-29
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781501127175


The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition

The Finest Hours Young Readers Edition

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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

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author by : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2014-01-14
File : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9780805097658


The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

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Documents 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.

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Genre : Shipwreck survival
Author by : Mike Tougias
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Release : 2014
File : Pages
ISBN : 1484474953


True Rescue The Finest Hours

True Rescue The Finest Hours

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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)

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2021-07-06
File : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781250137555


The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod

The Pendleton Disaster Off Cape Cod

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Theresa Mitchell Barbo
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2010-09-10
File : 179 Pages
ISBN : 9781614230205


Into A Raging Sea

Into A Raging Sea

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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

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Bernie Webber
Publisher : Good Night Books
Release : 2015-12-21
File : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780991340163


Two Tankers Down

Two Tankers Down

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A riveting account of the greatest small-boat rescue in American history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Robert Frump
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2008-08-03
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781599216478


Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour

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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?

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Author by : Jennifer Millikin
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Release : 2017-10-12
File : Pages
ISBN : 0996784551


Ten Hours Until Dawn

Ten Hours Until Dawn

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-04-01
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 1429909617


True Rescue A Storm Too Soon

True Rescue A Storm Too Soon

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When a sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream during a disastrous storm, three weary sailors struggle to survive aboard a life raft in violent waves 80-feet tall in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of A Storm Too Soon: : A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas. On May 2, 2007, three expert sailors embark on an epic voyage from Florida to France. But the trip of a lifetime soon turns into a nightmare when their sailboat disappears along the Gulf Stream in the throes of a relentless storm. From this point onward, their fate lies in the hands of four courageous coast guardsmen who must navigate brutal conditions in their Search and Rescue mission. This second book in the True Rescue chapter book series is a suspenseful, incredible 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)

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2021-07-06
File : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781250137586