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"--Provided by the publisher.
This young readers' adaptation of THE FINEST HOURS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD'S MOST DARING SEA RESCUE chronicles the rescue of two oil tankers on February 18, 1952. The coauthor is Casey Sherman.
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805097641
Call Number: j910.9163 TOUG
Characteristics: xi, 160 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherman, Casey 1969-


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Jan 26, 2017

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

ArapahoeKati 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.

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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