The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
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The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
This is a superb retelling of the story of heroic Coast Guardsmen and the crew members of two broken tankers who were saved during a severe nor'easter in 1952.  An adaptation of the authors' book with similar title for adult readers, this version conveys the desperation of the men on the four sections of ships (each tanker broke in two) and the determination of the Coasties to reach the ships and rescue every man on board.  The photos of both tankers and the rescue ships show just how violent the North Atlantic was that February day; to see the size of the lifeboats and even the Coast Guard rescue boat compared to the size of the waves makes one appreciate all who sail the seas.  Put this in the hands of teen readers who enjoy adventure stories and wait for the positive reviews to come in.  A Disney movie based on this book is in the works starring Chris Pine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book however I was very disappointed that there were no photos included in the e-book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about the historical account of a daring rescue of two tankers broken in half in the waters of Cape Cod. Although there isn't much dialog from the rescuers on the CG36500, the book does give an excellent historical tale of the events of the rescue. I recommend you should probably read the "full" version of this book in order to get more information on this historic event.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend Walker read this story and did a book report about it. He says it was a pretty good book !