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The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue

Author: Mike Tougias; Casey Sherman
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, ©2009.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. While the storm raged on the freezing Atlantic, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same predicament. Not built to withstand those seas, both tankers split in two. This is the gripping, true story of the Coast Guard's valiant attempt to rescue the dozens of men left huddling inside the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Tougias; Casey Sherman
ISBN: 9781410419217 1410419215
OCLC Number: 324776974
Description: 347 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

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In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. While the storm raged on the freezing Atlantic, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same predicament. Not built to withstand those seas, both tankers split in two. This is the gripping, true story of the Coast Guard's valiant attempt to rescue the dozens of men left huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships.

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