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

Autor: Sherman, Casey
Tougias, Michael J.

Editorial: Scribner Book Company

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$15.00
Nuestro Precio:$3.19 (79% Descuento) USD
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The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue : In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived.

In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy. The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships.

The spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival.

Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it’s a miracle - and a testament to their bravery - that any came home to tell their tales at all. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
History & Geography   Military
Naturaleza y Aire libre   Natural Disasters
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781501106835
ISBN 10:150110683X
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:205
Tamaño:8.44" l x 5.47" w x 0.59" h
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