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Tougias, Mike 1955-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 15,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Disaster films  Historical films  Biographies  Sea stories  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: G530.P418, 910.916346
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Most widely held works about Mike Tougias
 
Most widely held works by Mike Tougias
The finest hours : the true story of a heroic sea rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas
Autumn rambles : New England : an explorer's guide to the best fall colors by Mike Tougias( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet places of Massachusetts : country rambles, secluded beaches, backroad excursions, romantic retreats by Mike Tougias( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Country roads of Massachusetts : drives, day trips, and weekend excursions by Mike Tougias( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Philip's War : the history and legacy of America's forgotten conflict by Eric B Schultz( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving in 1621, chief among the honored guests was Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoag. Half a century later, in 1676, colonial soldiers walked through Plymouth with their horrible spoils of war: the severed head of Massasoit's son, King Philip, on a stake. Philip had been shot at the end of a bloody two-year conflict which began as a skirmish between the Wampanoag and the English on the frontier of Plymouth colony and ended with many of New England's settlements reduced to ashes. With as many as eight hundred deaths and countless homes destroyed, the English suffered terribly during the war. Nevertheless, the Native Americans suffered even greater losses in their pivotal struggle against the colonists. Devastated by disease and famine, the native peoples of southern New England were violently removed from their ancestral homelands, with thousands slain or sold into slavery. Three hundred years later, their fight for justice is all but erased from the history books." "King Philip's War details the history and the lasting legacy of a brutal war that marked a crucial turning point in the battle for control of land in the New World. Both an in-depth history and a guide to the sites where the great ambushes, raids, and full-scale battles took place, it provides insight into a dark and formative period of America's past."--Jacket
Above & beyond : John F. Kennedy and America's most dangerous Cold War spy mission by Casey Sherman( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours comes the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the ominous two weeks of the Cold War's terrifying peak, two things saved humanity: the strategic wisdom of John F. Kennedy and the U-2 aerial spy program. On October 27, 1962, Kennedy, strained from back pain, sleeplessness, and days of impossible tension, was briefed about a missing spy plane. Its pilot, Chuck Maultsby, was on a surveillance mission over the North Pole, but had become disoriented and steered his plane into Soviet airspace. If detected, its presence there could be considered an act of war. As the president and his advisers wrestled with this information, more bad news came: another U-2 had gone missing, this one belonging to Rudy Anderson. His mission: to photograph missile sites over Cuba. For the president, any wrong move could turn the Cold War nuclear. Above and Beyond is the intimate, gripping account of the lives of these three war heroes, brought together on a day that changed history."--Provided by publisher
Ten hours until dawn : the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do by Mike Tougias( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rescue efforts of pilot boat captain Frank Quirk and his four-man team, who, during the blizzard of 1978, endeavored to save the crew of a floundering tanker off the Massachusetts coast as well as a Coast Guard team that was endangered during a failed rescue attempt. In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard's efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard. Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea
A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas by Mike Tougias( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world's most dangerous places: the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men: a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a dual citizen of the United States and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat has disappeared below the tempestuous sea. The giant waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel, and JP, with nine broken ribs, is hypothermic and on the verge of death. Trying to reach these survivors before it's too late are four brave Coast Guardsmen battling hurricane-force winds in their Jayhawk helicopter. With waves reaching an astounding eighty feet, lowering the helicopter into such chaos will be extremely dangerous. The pilots wonder if they have a realistic chance of saving the sailors or even retrieving their own rescue swimmer. Soon the rescuers find themselves in almost as much trouble as the survivors, facing one life-and-death moment after the next against the towering seas. Also caught in the storm are three other boats, each one in a Mayday situation. Of the ten people on these boats, only six will ever see land again. This middle-grade adaptation of the author's 2014 work of the same title tells the story of the four intrepid Coast Guardsmen who braved this ruthless storm in the hopes of saving them
Fatal forecast : an incredible true tale of tragedy and survival at sea by Mike Tougias( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy by Mike Tougias( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the HMS Bounty--the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic Mutiny on the Bounty--which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of fifteen that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail "around the hurricane." He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The vessel's pumps could not keep up with the incoming water and a few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship overturned, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. The Coast Guard launched one of most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging ocean again and again despite the dangers. Ultimately fourteen crew members were rescued; tragically, two members did not survive. Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive"--
A storm too soon : a true story of disaster, survival and incredible rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of three men shipwrecked during a storm in the Gulf Stream and the four men on a Coast Guard helicopter who rescued them, as survivors and rescuers battle monster waves and perilous wind conditions
So close to home : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II by Mike Tougias( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board. Most aboard were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina, and their two children, eight-year-old Sonny and eleven-year-old Lucille. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued--and each family member had to find their own path to survival."--
When man is the prey : true stories of animals attacking humans( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the blizzard : heroism at sea during the great blizzard of 1978 by Mike Tougias( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard rescue boat was in as much trouble as the tanker--both paralyzed in unrelenting seas. Enter Captain Frank Quirk who was compelled to act. Gathering his crew of four, Quirk plunged his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, into the blizzard"--Publisher marketing
Overboard! : a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival by Mike Tougias( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the yachts Almeisan and At Ease. Caught in a vast storm off the East Coast in spring 2005, the two experienced sailors aboard Almeisan were washed overboard. The captain died, but his first mate survived, thanks to a Filipino merchant ship, and the Almeisan's three working passengers fast-learned enough seamanship to last until the Coast Guard arrived. The crew of At Ease all survived, but their ordeal was only slightly less harrowing, and the descriptions of it are quite as vivid. Tougias has a knack for getting those who go down to the sea in ships (or, sometimes, nearly under it in yachts) to talk to him and for weaving thoroughly absorbing sea stories out of what they disclose to him. Maritime history and adventure fans need this one
The finest hours : the true story of the US Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue by Mike Tougias( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas
Ten hours until dawn : [the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the height of the blizzard of 1978, a tanker foundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat that was soon in trouble, too. A pilot-boat captain, Frank Quirk, heard of the Coast Guard's plight on his radio. He gathered his crew of four, readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard soon to be known as the Storm of the Century. Encountering one of the most monstrous seas ever recorded, Quirk struggled through the night to keep his boat from sinking, maintaining contact through his hand-held battery-powered radio. The Can Do stayed afloat past three a.m. Then there was silence. Through dozens of interviews as well as recordings of the radio communications exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard--actual recordings included here in this audiobook--Michael J. Tougias provides us a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea
Fatal forecast : [an incredible true tale of disaster and survival at sea] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of catastrophe and survival at sea. One November morning in 1980, two small lobster boats set out for Georges Bank, a bountiful but perilous fishing ground 130 miles off the Massachusetts coast. The forecast was for typical fall weather--but a colossal storm was brewing to the southeast, a maelstrom the National Weather Service did not accurately locate until the boats were already in its grip. Battered by sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds, the crews struggled heroically, but the storm soon crippled one boat and overturned the other, trapping its crew inside. One man managed to crawl inside a tiny inflatable life raft and spent more than fifty terrifying hours adrift on the stormy open sea. That day, brave men and women from the Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby fishing boat imperiled their own lives in order to save the lives of others
Overboard! : [a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early May 2005, Captain Tom Tighe and first mate, Loch Reidy, of the sailboat Almeisan welcomed three new crew members, two men and a woman, for a five-day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. While Tighe and Reidy had made the journey countless times, the rest of the crew were paying-passengers learning about offshore sailing and looking for adventure. Four days into their voyage, they got adventure--but not the kind they had expected or had any training to handle. A massive storm struck, sweeping Tighe and Reidy from the boat; the remaining crew somehow managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was torn apart by wind and water. Overboard! follows the desperate struggle of the passengers and of the captain and first mate fighting for their lives in the sea
AMC's best day hikes near Boston : four-season guide to 60 of the best trails in Eastern Massachusetts by Mike Tougias( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Quiet places of Massachusetts : country rambles, secluded beaches, backroad excursions, romantic retreats
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Autumn rambles : New England : an explorer's guide to the best fall colorsQuiet places of Massachusetts : country rambles, secluded beaches, backroad excursions, romantic retreatsCountry roads of Massachusetts : drives, day trips, and weekend excursionsKing Philip's War : the history and legacy of America's forgotten conflictTen hours until dawn : the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can DoFatal forecast : an incredible true tale of tragedy and survival at seaWhen man is the prey : true stories of animals attacking humansOverboard! : a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival
Alternative Names
Michael J. Tougias romanschrijver

Tougias, Michael

Tougias, Michael J.

Tougias, Michael J. 1955-

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マイケル・J・トーギアス

麥可·J·圖加斯

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