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The Resource The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman

The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman

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The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Title
The finest hours
Title remainder
the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman
Title variation
finest hours
Title variation remainder
the true story of the U.S. Coast Guards most daring sea rescue
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Language
eng
Summary
In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas
Summary
A dramatic rescue-at-sea account traces the 1952 coast guard attempt to save the crews of two oil tankers caught in a violent nor'easter off the coast of Cape Cod, a mission recounted by first-hand survivors that describes the heroic undertakings of the teams aboard small crafts that came to their aid
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
318709
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
910.9163/46
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G530.P418
LC item number
T68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
Label
The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 199-202) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tanker sections and their rescue boats -- Part one -- Chatham Lifeboat Station -- The Pendleton -- The Fort Mercer -- "It can't be true" -- "You got to take the 36500 out" -- Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chatham mobilizes -- "He came to the surface floating" -- Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern -- All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern -- Thirty-six men in a thirty-six foot boat -- Pandemonium in Chatham -- Part two -- The Mercer's boat capsizes -- A maneuver for the ages -- Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Thirteen men still on board -- Search of the Pendleton bow -- Part three -- The inquiry -- Being labeled a hero can be a burden -- Tanker trouble -- Beyond the rescue -- The restoration -- Epilogue: they were young once
Control code
20481693
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501106835
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)419812622
Label
The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue, Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 199-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Tanker sections and their rescue boats -- Part one -- Chatham Lifeboat Station -- The Pendleton -- The Fort Mercer -- "It can't be true" -- "You got to take the 36500 out" -- Blowout at Chatham Bar -- Chatham mobilizes -- "He came to the surface floating" -- Losing all hope: on board the Pendleton stern -- All but one: the rescue of the Pendleton stern -- Thirty-six men in a thirty-six foot boat -- Pandemonium in Chatham -- Part two -- The Mercer's boat capsizes -- A maneuver for the ages -- Tuesday at Chatham Station -- Thirteen men still on board -- Search of the Pendleton bow -- Part three -- The inquiry -- Being labeled a hero can be a burden -- Tanker trouble -- Beyond the rescue -- The restoration -- Epilogue: they were young once
Control code
20481693
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501106835
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)419812622

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