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The Finest Hours电子书

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作       者:Michael J. Tougias

出  版  社:Scribner

出版时间:2009-05-19

字       数:30.5万

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The story behind the major motion picture from Disney—starring Chris Pine, Eric Bana, and Casey Affleck—written by a recognized master of the genre—“a blockbuster account of tragedy at sea” (The Providence Journal). It’s the winter of 1952 and a ferocious Nor’easter is pounding New England with howling winds and seventy-foot seas. Two oil tankers get caught in the violent storm off Cape Cod, its fury splitting the massive ships in two. Back on shore, four young Coast Guardsmen are issued a suicide mission: save the lives of the stranded seamen. Sailing a tiny lifeboat into the teeth of the killer storm, the rescue crew soon loses all navigation. With no idea where the stranded seaman are nor how to get back home, the crew stumbles upon the SS Pendleton in the darkness. More than thirty hopeful men appear at the wounded ship’s railings. Can the tiny lifeboat save them all? Dripping with suspense and high-stakes human drama, The Finest Hours has incredible and astonishing true-to-life heroism and action-packed rescue scenes. This “marvelous and terrifying yarn” (Los Angeles Times) “deserves a place as a classic of survival at sea” (
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Cover

Colophon

Also by the Authors

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Contents

Prologue

Tanker Sections and Their Rescue Boats

PART ONE

Chapter 1: Chatham Lifeboat Station

Chapter 2: The Pendleton

Chapter 3: The Fort Mercer

Chapter 4: “It Can’t Be True”

Chapter 5: “You Got to Take the 36500 Out”

Chapter 6: Blowout at Chatham Bar

Chapter 7: Chatham Mobilizes

Chapter 8: “He Came to the Surface Floating”

Chapter 9: Losing All Hope On Board the Pendleton Stern

Chapter 10: All but One The Rescue of the Pendleton Stern

Chapter 11: Thirty-six Men in a Thirty-six-foot Boat

Chapter 12: Pandemonium in Chatham

PART TWO

Chapter 13: The Mercer’s Bow Capsizes

Chapter 14: A Maneuver for the Ages

Chapter 15: Tuesday at Chatham Station

Chapter 16: Thirteen Men Still on Board

Chapter 17: Search of the Pendleton Bow

PART THREE

Chapter 18:The Inquiry

Chapter 19: Being Labeled a Hero Can Be a Burden

Chapter 20: Tanker Trouble

Chapter 21: Beyond the Rescue

Chapter 22: The Restoration

Epilogue: They Were Young Once

Appendix

Acknowledgments

Bibliography

About the Authors

Photographic Insert

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