by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by a most brutal nor’easter. The freezing Atlantic became a zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. In the early hours of February 18, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board at the Atlantic’s mercy. The Finest Hours is the true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the survivors.


Paperback: Publisher: Scribner

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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 a most brutal nor’easter. The freezing Atlantic became a zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. In the early hours of February 18, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board at the Atlantic’s mercy. The Finest Hours is the true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the survivors. 

    Paperback: Publisher: Scribner

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