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THE FINEST HOURS The True Story of the U. S. Coast Guard's Most Daring  Sea Rescue by  Michael & Casey Sherman Tougias - First Edition - 2009 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and

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THE FINEST HOURS The True Story of the U. S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

by Tougias, Michael & Casey Sherman

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket

NY: Scribner. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. 141y6567216; Binding is clean, sound and unworn but the edges are a little faded and the type from the DJ's front panel has been, in part, sun-burned onto the book's front cover. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text, with very slightly age-yellowed paper. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; Third Printng of the First Edition, Cprt. 2009. 9-1/4" Tall, XIII + 204pp. Medium gray boards, black cloth spine, bright silver spine lettering TRUE ADVENTURE. "On Monday, February 18, 1952 two oil tankers, the PENDLETON and the FORT MERCER , split in two in the freezing Atlantic as it was in a wind-whipped storm, leaving the dozens of men on board the two ships 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. Coast Guard cutters and two thirty-six-foot lifeboats, which were wooden boats manned by only four seamen who were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas, set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission. This 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. " ... 8-page b/w photo section. Bibliography. .
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 44604
  • Title: THE FINEST HOURS The True Story of the U. S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
  • Author: Tougias, Michael & Casey Sherman
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1416567216
  • ISBN 13: 9781416567219
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Place: NY
  • Date published: 2009
  • Bookseller catalogs: ADVENTURE;


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