“This poignant history should be an easy sell to readers of adventure, seafaring, or rescue stories. A Disney film is in development.” —School Library Journal
“The Finest Hours is a touching account, a sensitive rendering of what might be called four indescribably chaotic conditions. . . . Tougias and Sherman never sensationalize, never go beyond the facts, and yet capture all the pain, physical and emotional, of the survivors and their families.” —Providence Journal
“This book captures the wit, grit and sacrifice of Coasties and their boats.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Tougias and Sherman reach their peak of tension in the sink-or-swim moments when mariners abandoned ship and chanced their lives on their rescuers' skill and bravery . . .excellent.” —Booklist
“Nearly 57 years later, it's a breathtaking story that still defies the imagination.” —Cape Cod Chronicle
“It's good to know that real heroes exist . . . incredible.” —Concord Monitor
“Gripping. . . . Tougias and Sherman ably narrate the desperate struggles of crew members on both the wrecks and the rescue boats . . . will make readers appreciate the bravery of the men who put their lives on the line . . . action-packed.” —Publishers Weekly
“A gripping tale of Coast Guard heroism . . . an action-packed account of rescue at sea.” —Kirkus Reviews
Michael J. Tougias is the author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, including bestselling true-adventure and survival books, Ten Hours Until Dawn, A Storm Too Soon, and The Finest Hours.
Casey Sherman is an award winning journalist and bestselling author of books including A Rose for Mary, Black Irish, and Black Dragon.