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I thought as an overall this book was pretty good but I definitely think that part 1 was better than part 2. This film is based on a true story. Does anyone have any good notes chapter by chapter? The movie is coming but read this book, I put off reading this, what a mistake. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for FINEST HOURS: TRUE STORY OF U.S. COAST GUARD'S MOST DARING By Michael J. Tougias at the best online prices at … So its sequence of events is a little difficult to follow. The authors all mean well - - because they have extraordinary history to tell. They put themselves in danger trying to save the men on the broken tankers. This was happening during a nor'easter so the waters were very choppy and they had 70 foot seas. Just recalling parts of the book takes me to the place of sombre respectful silence, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2017. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Back on shore, four young Coast Guardsmen are issued a suicide mission: save the lives of the stranded seamen. This story is extraordinary even for survival stories. Yes, a movie version was made recently. He is a sought-after lecturer who gives more than seventy presentations each year. I have sailed through some of those vicious storms in that area so felt it all throughout. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer , and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. This account, is a slow read, and although I appreciated the details of the horrific Nor'easter - including other Coast Guard Cutters attempting rescues (as there were two split tankers / Pendelton and Mercer), the limited amount of what is relayed of Bernie Webber and his crew of Coast Guardsmen afterwards , is somewhat sad. The narrator for the audiobook does a really good job, and even though it is non-fiction, it is just as gripping and heart-pounding as a fiction book. Crew of 4 were : Bernie Webber, Ervin Maske, Richard Livesey, and Andy Fitzgerald. My teacher allows us to take notes and use them on the test. A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. I didn't expect that part of the story to be included in the book. With no idea where the stranded seaman are nor how to get back home, the crew stumbles upon the SS Pendleton in the darkness. The Finest Hours true story reveals that a 300-pound man named George "Tiny" Myers was the last survivor to be rescued from the SS Pendleton, aside from its de facto captain, Raymond L. Sybert. This book is a well-written, easy to read (and listen to) non fiction. Can the tiny lifeboat save them all? Usually, however, his stories are so fast paced and terrifying (since they're all true) that I just tear through the books. ; The Finest Hours (with Casey Sherman), the basis of the major motion picture released in 2016; Fatal Forecast; and Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2016. It's quick and good (don't trust the movie, it only tells half the story- signed the person who watched To Have and To Have Not with Bogie and Bacall instead of reading the book which is totally different! —Thomas Paine”, “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history. The authors all mean well - - because they have extraordinary history to tell. The system stalled over Nantucket, wreaking havoc on those unfortunate enough to be on the sea. Two oil tankers get caught in the violent storm off Cape Cod, its fury splitting the massive ships in two. Bernie hasn't met this woman yet and is nervous that she won't like how he looks. I would prefer a website or typed out. I have never done this before, and quite frankly I don't really want to. More than thirty hopeful men appear at the wounded ship’s railings. I normally love Tougias. The Finest Hours is about four Coast Guardsmen who ventured out into a New England storm in 1952 to save the crews of two tankers that cracked up in the waves. 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 a terrifying battle for survival. Bought this for my husband and he absolutely loved it. The Finest Hours tells the story of when two of these ships were violently torn apart during one stormy night and the heroic efforts of the US Coast Guard to rescue those onboard. Two oil tankers get caught in the violent storm off Cape Cod, its fury splitting the massive ships in two. I found the first half of the book, with the narration of the crisis, interesting and informative. I was only four-years-old, but I well remember how happy I was to see my dad as was told in the Portland Herald Press "Her Daddy Came Home" where my dad was pictured holding me. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The chapter on Chatham's history felt like padding for length, but I wasn't sad it was there. Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his friend are meeting two ladies for a date. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I am really not enjoying this book and I have to take an AR Test on this tomorrow. I’ve been at sea in a fierce Alaskan storm where the ship was hitting two waves at once, causing massive structural strain to the point where I could hear the creepy sounds of flexing steal. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. I.couldnt put the book down until I had come to the end and now awaiting the DVD to follow whenever it is released. It truly was a miracle rescue! Please try again. Well written and it would make a good movie. On the day he is due to ask permission, the oil tanker SS Pendleton shears in half off the Chatham coast after gettin… The Finest Hours is about one of the most dangerous rescue missions in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, and I spent 13 years of active and reserve duty in the Coast Guard. 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 movie comes out at the end of the month, so read this book now. Courage Above & Beyond in The Finest Hours, Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2016, I have to confess up front, I'm a bit biased about this book. To cope with the conditions with the wind shield broken through, the toughness of all the coast guards, breathtaking. That broke my heart to think of the complete inability to do anything for the situation. Such an amazing (almost unreal) true rescue story. I look forward to seeing it on the big screen. These amazing stories show not only heroism, but also the supernatural. Congratulations to local writer Michael Tougias for his research an no nonsense writing style. Then I listened to the news, and amidst lots of awfulness, there are stories of people who risked everything for strangers, and it gives me hope for mankind. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2019. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The Finest Hours is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I heard that this is going to be made into a movie. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. We both loved the excellent story-telling. Myers lost his life when he jumped from the rope ladder that had been lowered by the Pendleton crew in order to descend into the Coast Guard lifeboat. 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. Tougias does an excellent job of relating the Coast Guard rescue of two tankers which both broke in half during a huge storm. Please try again. This is no exception. Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2016. Refresh and try again. And they did. Coast guards that braved the whole thing and found no-one to save, out of this world. I will be the first to admit that he is a great researcher, but only a decent writer. Welcome back. The fates of the crews depended upon the actions of the Coast Guard. I love survival stories, because they provide the reader with the realism that modern readers like while also providing a view of humans at their very best and beyond. Are there still people like these Coast Guards who will risk their lives for complete strangers? It's the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor'easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. I was pulled into the drama almost immediately! Sailing a tiny lifeboat into the teeth of the killer storm, the rescue crew soon loses all navigation. Based on the true story in 1952, The Finest Hours is about a US Coastguard station being deployed in an attempt to save a crew of an oil tanker that has split into two. The film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, and Eric Bana, and chronicles the historic 1952 United States Coast Guard rescue of the crew of SS Pendleton, aft… In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. It’s amazing how much you learn from books, especially true stories. The ship's sinking and crew rescue (along with break-up and rescue of its sister ship Fort Mercer) is the topic of the 2009 book The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias. I vaguely remember learning something about this at some point in my life but being completely immersed in every vivid detail of each event made it way more real. I like how Tourgias took it in into the modern era. Four separate Coast Guard lifeboats descend on 2 oil tankers in the North Atlantic Sea which have broken in two due to poor craftsmanship during World War II. It's not clear which is more astonishing: the lengths the Coasties went to in order to save lives (braving 70 foot waves in 36 foot boats) or their humility afterwards with respects to their heroic deeds. An amazing story about Liberty ships, which are known to break in half in heavy seas. A remarkable story and a very exciting read. I’ve been at sea in a fierce Alaskan storm where the ship was hitting two waves at once, causing massive structural strain to the point where I could hear the creepy sounds of flexing steal. The true story behind a Coast Guard rescue depicted in Disney’s “The Finest Hours” is amazing enough that it didn’t require corny romantic embellishments that threaten to capsize everything. I'm just glad I was not there when they found the man who had decided to stay on board one of the tanker halves and who died of hypothermia. The two -- book and movie -- are best when consumed as a package. We’d love your help. The defining thing for me is the utter selfless humanity. When ordinary men do what has to be done at great peril, their heroism. Also disturbing how much it was of placing Bernie Webber as Hero, and not also the Crew of CG38500. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II, Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive. The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue - Ebook written by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The book is, I assume, a more accurate account of what really happened & the film does differ as films are wont to do. Check out 20 things to know about Disney's The Finest Hours, a film that chronicles the true story of the Coast Guard’s greatest small boat rescue. When they do meet, they are instantly attracted to each other. 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. Although the character and humility of Bernie Webber , did make for the others not to be overlooked. They were focused on rescuing others and bring them home to their families and didn't want t to lose anyone. NOTE: This spoiler was submitted by Jeremy. They weren't expecting to be rewarded for doing their job even under those circumstances. Where the read might be dry in parts, I enjoyed it quite a bit. —George Bernard Shaw”. The screenplay, written by Eric Johnson, Scott Silver, and Paul Tamasy, is based on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. THANK YOU! Had me in tears during parts of the story. “O Lord, have mercy, Thy sea is so large, and my boat is so small.” – Breton Fisherman’s Prayer, It’s the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor’easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. Please try your request again later. Both pieces of the tanker Pendleton and both pieces of the Fort Mercer have crew on board. This book tells the true story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission off the coast of Cape Cod, where two oil tankers, the, This feels like the type of typical "local lore" story that fills small book shops across the Vacationland of Cape Cod. Admittedly, I tore through it in 2 sessions and enjoyed it very much. An inspiring read!!! 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. If this was a triller novel you might of said this is crazy but it was history. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They considered it just their job. True story behind The Finest Hours: 'Suicide mission' lifeboat rescuers braved 70ft waves to save 32 sailors The heroics of four young coast guards who found the broken-up … Read it! Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2016. Read the book - the pictures at the end cannot do the ordeal justice. The children's editions reduced the number of individuals directly discussed in the book and it removed the sections detailing things like how the oil tankers were constructed. It’s a scary place to be. In a World War Two era ship like the one I was on the chance of it breaking in half was real. Bernie hasn't met this woman yet and is nervous that she won't like how he looks. ), The children's editions reduced the number of individuals directly discussed in the book and it removed the sections detailing things like how the oil. I was surprised to find accurate references to an unfortunate incident which claimed the life of Dad's close friend, Tiny Myers. A fascinating piece of history this book goes into detail the events of this rescue. Theyre the sort of book that you read in one day, enthralled on the couch- or in a tent because its pouring outside :D, I was pulled into the drama almost immediately! You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. First off, what an incredibly heart wrenching story. Just hard people being asked if they can do the improbable. We need to see this example in our culture. However, having a pretty good idea of the truth helps when viewing the movie, which exaggerates the romance, but accurately dramatizes the actual rescues, which were amazing! This is one of the few times that I thought the movie was better tan the book because I saw the movie and I got more out of it like how it would feel if I was in that situation, on the ship or rescuing the people from the ship, but the book didn't have enough description but I still liked it. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It’s the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor’easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. These Coastguard people didn't have to choose to continue the rescue under the conditions they faced in that storm. Not one, but two ships, the 'Pendleton' and the 'Fort Mercer', had each split as a result of powerful waves and weakened hulls. The book is based off of what happened on February 18, 1952. The tale of near-simultaneous tanker accidents in the middle of a deadly February Nor'easter is hair raising no matter who is telling it. 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. My sister and I finally finished listening to this. I have to confess up front, I'm a bit biased about this book. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Dodgy oil tankers, 'back handers' to keep the ship inspectors quiet. Nevertheless, a great feat of bravery by all of those Coast Guard men involved in all of the rescues, not just the Pendleton stern (which actually didn't sink as depicted in the film until about 26 years later, neither did the bow until the next day), but the other tankers that broke up on that night as well. In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. I actually enjoyed this far more than I thought I would. I was anxious to read this book to compare it to the stories my dad repeatedly told over the years. A great recounting of 3 days in the winter of 1952 when brave coast guardsmen simply "did the job" and rescued dozens from 2 ship wrecks. Depending on the broken section, some have radio contact, some have heat and lights, others are adrift on a ragged portion of a tanker without any means of communication or comfort. I wanted this book to be more interesting than it was. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2019. The Amazing True Story Behind ‘The Finest Hours’ ... Their heroic actions will now be retold through the new Disney Pictures The Finest Hours, directed by Craig Gillespie. A great recounting of 3 days in the winter of 1952 when brave coast guardsmen simply "did the job" and rescued dozens from 2 ship wrecks. With no idea where the stranded seaman are nor how to get back. Back on shore, four young Coast Guardsmen are issued a suicide mission: save the lives of the stranded seamen. THE FINEST HOURS. Great to see what can be accomplished when we put our minds to it. The Finest Hours Drama based on a true story. The book is reasonably well organized, but is dealing with a time in which many actions are being taken at the same time. The book The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue, by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman is a work of nonfiction. Wonderful, inspiring book. This happen to people and both rescues were just incredible. This is no exception. It was fascinating to read how they were able to pull it off, with little to no technology and in seas that rival the scene of the small fishing boat climbing a tower of water in the perfect storm. It was fascinating to read how they were able to pull it off, with little to no technology and in seas that rival the scene of the small fishing boat climbing a tower of water in the perfect storm. A Storm Too Soon, Rescue of the Bounty). This is a very straightforward, no-frills telling of the Coast Guard rescue of several crewmembers of two merchant vessels that both broke in half during the same storm in 1952. Who knew boats split in half and that cold water can kill people so fast? Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. I gave this book 5 stars not only because of the personal connection, but because it is so-well researched, accurate and gives credit where credit is due...to those brave, selfless Coast Guard rescuers who literally put their lives on the line, and grieved the loss of Tiny Myers for the remainder of their lives. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. My husband and I read this book together before going to see the movie that has arisen from it. The two plan to marry on April 16, but in accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Bernie must seek permission from the station's commander, Daniel Cluff. In February 1952, three low pressure systems combined with a system from New Jersey to create a storm like never before. Reading something like this, feeling the terror and death surrounding the characters, and then realizing they are not "characters" but actual people who have lived through said events makes the experience way more...meaningful. We were on a longish road trip and I decided it was time to force her into finishing. It's quick and good (don't trust the movie, it only tells half the story- signed the person who watched To Have a, You should have tried the audiobook. Both events will be held at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, 50 Nauset Road, Eastham.The events are free, but are ticketed, as space is limited. by Scribner Book Company, The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It was good. If you've ever been to Cape Cod or the islands and have any interest of the area, this is a great piece of history to absorb. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 22, 2015, A wonderful insight into what it was like when people preferred dipping woolen gloves in the freezing water, because that was a better choice than bare hands. But unlike their recent sports dramas like Million Dollar Arm and McFarland, USA, the stakes are quite a bit higher in The Finest Hours, which tells the true story … The tale of near-simultaneous tanker accidents in the middle of a deadly February Nor'easter is hair raising no matter who is telling it. Sailing a tiny lifeboat into the teeth of the killer storm, the rescue crew soon loses all navigation. This is a very straightforward, no-frills telling of the Coast Guard rescue of several crewmembers of two merchant vessels that both broke in half during the same storm in 1952. Tiny asked my dad to take his wallet because he had a bad feeling that he would not survive. Wellfleet, Massachusetts, November 1951. Massachusetts, 1952 - Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his friend are meeting two ladies for a date. I've seen the film (a few times) & liked it so I thought I'd read the book. The Pendleton and the Fort Mercer were bot Admittedly, I tore through it in 2 sessions and enjoyed it very much. I would have liked it better if it were more narrative...to the point of being fiction. There was room for a lot more dramatic tension with a more character-driven style. There is a lot of history in the book as well which I enjoyed very much. I usually enjoy these tales of harrowing survival in hostile environments, whether it be on the slopes of Mount Everest, the wilds of Alaska, or the Arctic seas. This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. We spent a great deal of time learning about the Coast Guard, the Sea, ships, and especially the heroic actions of brave men. I enjoyed this book with my sweetie! Start by marking “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Unable to add item to List. The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, Mass Market Paperback – December 29, 2015, Pocket Books; Media Tie-In edition (December 29, 2015), Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2014. Coasties, merchant mariners, perfect stormers. There was a problem loading your book clubs. To see what your friends thought of this book, You should have tried the audiobook. This adaptation for young readers of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman tells the story of the shipwreck of two oil tankers and the harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than 30 stranded sailors. Adventure is the theme that runs through most of my books, from outdoors titles (The Connecticut River from Source to Sea, Exploring the Hidden Charles) to fiction (Until I Have No Country) to nonfiction sea rescues (Overboard! When I think of people whingeng about waiting in a queue of traffic, this book puts everything into perspective. It’s a scary place to be. While in audio format, it is a little difficult to keep some of the men straight ( I had to backtrack a few times), it is still an engaging story. What an incredible story of utter bravery for your fellow beings. The second half was filled with facts, statistics, comparisons of boats and subsequent similar or dissimilar tragedies, etc, and I had a hard time slogging through that much dry information. My dad refused to take it and put it back in his pocket in an effort to boost Tiny's confidence. May 19th 2009 I gave it five stars, because it not only showed people who forgot themselves to go save others who had no other hope of surviving the storm,but it also showed how the hand of God went into the rescue. These people were not self-absorbed; they were engaged in the world around them and valued the life of everyone. The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Rescue Series), The Greatest Coast Guard Rescue Stories Ever Told, A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition): A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas (True Rescue Series), Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, Michael J. Tougias is the author of a number of books, including. Read the book - the pictures at the end cannot do the ordeal justice. Bernard \"Bernie\" Webber, a crewman at the Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, has fallen in love with a local girl, Miriam Pentinen. He lives in Massachusetts. When ordinary men do what has to be done at great peril, their heroism can be spectacular. The Finest Hours tells the story of when two of these ships were violently torn apart during one stormy. As I read this book, I wondered if there are people still like this today. Well written, well researched, authoritative, but very readable. “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. The Coast Guard. The movie is based on the book. The T2 tanker ships were prone to splitting in two in cold weather. Tougias is the co-author of The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. The account was well-researched with some recent interviews of survivors and a few photos, but overall a little on the bland side which is strange considering the herculean rescue efforts. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Rather inspiring story really. See all 5 questions about The Finest Hours…, [Poll Ballot] [Fall Flurries] The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias - 4 stars, 'How to Fail at Flirting'? An amazing story about Liberty ships, which are known to break in half in heavy seas. My dad, Fred Brown, was a survivor of the SS Pendleton. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue. 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