The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman


within the iciness of 1952, New England used to be battered through the main brutal nor’easter in years. because the climate wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic grew to become a wind-whipped quarter of peril, atmosphere the level for the most heroic rescue tales ever lived.

In the early hours of Monday, February 18, whereas the hurricane raged, oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves within the similar scary obstacle. equipped with "dirty steel," and never ready to resist such ferocious seas, either tankers break up in , leaving the handfuls of guys on board completely on the Atlantic’s mercy. The best Hours is the gripping, precise tale of the valiant try and rescue the souls huddling contained in the damaged halves of the 2 ships.

The spellbinding story is overflowing with breathtaking scenes, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into each other, and males hurl themselves into the raging sea of their terrifying conflict for survival.

Not the entire eighty-four males stuck at sea in the course of that brutal hurricane survived, yet contemplating the chances, it’s a miracle—and a testomony to their bravery—that any got here domestic to inform their stories in any respect.

Show sample text content

Download sample