Search Results: "Michael J. Tougias"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2007

"A blustery seafarer's delight, rendered with gusto."
Prolific author and lecturer Tougias (Ten Hours Until Dawn, 2005, etc.) sets sail for another passionately recounted peril-at-sea adventure, this time adrift on the unpredictable waters of the Atlantic in 1980. Read full book review >

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A STORM TOO SOON by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale. (epilogue, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
In an adaptation for young readers of his A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue (2013), Tougias tells the story of the Sean Seymour II, a 44-foot sailboat swamped in a Gulf Stream storm in 2007. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2005

"A must—maybe—for marine disaster buffs; others should watch out for the rocks."
Reconstructed series of events in an aborted rescue attempt at sea during the Blizzard of the Century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Heart-pounding action for the avid armchair adventurer."
The gripping account of three extraordinary 2007 maritime rescues near the treacherous waters of the Gulf Stream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FINEST HOURS by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A thrilling, harrowing account of disaster and heroism. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Readers who appreciate a gripping survival tale will be spellbound by this fast-paced, action-packed account of a real-life disaster involving two tankers wrecked in a ferocious North Atlantic storm and the crews' hair-raising, valiant rescue by the Coast Guard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy."
In October 2012, out of New London, Conn., bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., a single tall ship sailed into the path of "the largest storm in geographic spread ever forecast." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Makes staying home seem a sensible choice."
Arresting true-life stories demonstrate that it's a jungle out there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The coverage of the post-rescue inquiry slows the suspense at the end, but the authors provide an adequately action-packed account of rescue at sea."
From Tougias (Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, 2007, etc.) and Sherman (Black Dragon, 2008, etc.), a brief but gripping tale of Coast Guard heroism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >