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The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias
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May 29, 2012

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This book is a testament to the bravery and courage of the men of the United States Coast Guard. In the winter of 1952, two, yes two, tankers split in half during a violent storm raging off of the coast of Massachusetts. Each of the four pieces had people on board. The men of the US Coast Guard risked their own lives, in seas so rough, that they even feared that their own ships would be destroyed. What happens next is a story that will be told for years to come. This is real life adventure with real life consequences. Who lives and who dies is decided by the slimmest of margins. In the biting cold, each man must face his own demise or worse, the death of the person next to them because of his action or in-action.

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