The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

The True Story of A Heroic Sea Rescue

Book - 2014
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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 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"--
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/ Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250044235
1250044235
9780805097641
0805097643
Branch Call Number: 974.49 Tougias
974.49 Tou
G530.P418 T68 2014
Characteristics: 160 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherman, Casey 1969-- Author

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lilypad_1
Jan 26, 2017

A great adventure read but I am not familiar with boat terms so I had a hard time picturing the rescues.

AL_KATI Sep 15, 2016

My dad read this in a single night without realizing this was the adapted version. He thought it had the perfect amount of detail and suspense without dragging on.

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hRuth
Mar 06, 2016

I accidently borrowed the 'teen version' of this story but I read it anyway because I like a story background and detail before I see a movie. This version seems to have been greatly edited, but looking forward to the movie.

In 1952, two oil tankers were torn in half by one of the worst nor’easters New England had ever seen. With the four halves of the two boats now miles apart, five Coast Guard boats set out into the teeth of the storm to try to rescue whomever they could.

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