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The finest hours : the true story of a heroic sea rescue

Author: Mike Tougias; Casey Sherman
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/ Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Tougias; Casey Sherman
ISBN: 9780805097641 0805097643 9781250044235 1250044235
OCLC Number: 849212452
Description: xi, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
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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"--

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