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Tougias, Mike 1955-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 216 publications in 3 languages and 13,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Disaster films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Guidebooks  Tours 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer
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 the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1952, 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
King Philip's War : the history and legacy of America's forgotten conflict by Eric B Schultz( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 951 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
The finest hours : the true story of a heroic sea rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. The Finest Hours is the true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer, and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard were all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission
Ten hours until dawn : the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do by Mike Tougias( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 730 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
Fatal forecast : an incredible true tale of disaster and survival at sea by Mike Tougias( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 504 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.--From publisher description
Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy by Mike Tougias( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 402 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"--
When man is the prey : true stories of animals attacking humans( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas by Mike Tougias( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall"--Provided by publisher
A storm too soon : a true story of disaster, survival and incredible rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 360 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
Overboard! : a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival by Mike Tougias( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 283 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
So close to home : a true story of an American family's fight for survival during World War II by Mike Tougias( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 263 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." --
Ten hours until dawn : [the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 187 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 181 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.--From publisher description
Autumn rambles : New England : an explorer's guide to the best fall colors by Mike Tougias( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overboard! : [a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 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
Quiet places of Massachusetts : country rambles, secluded beaches, backroad excursions, romantic retreats by Mike Tougias( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet Places will delight both the active explorer and the armchair traveler as the author blends practical travel information with history, wildlife, and personal anecdotes. He takes the reader through old-growth forests, across bubbling brooks, into dark, narrow chasms, and in search of the best village greens. Focusing on unspoiled places, he covers the state from the Northern Berkshires and towns along the Housatonic River to the trails near spectacular Quabbin Reservoir to the rocky coast of Cape Ann. Each of the 16 trips details what you might see along the way, where to find the cosiest B & B, and fascinating details of local history. Phone numbers are also included. Come discover some of Massachusetts' secret spots and learn what makes them so special. Waterfalls Romantic hideaways Scenic backroads Favorite B & Bs Lesser-know historic sites Hiking and biking trails Wildlife watching Secluded hilltops Best birding spots Boat cruises Fascinating history. "The measure of Tougias' talent is his ability to let the reader see through newly openend eyes. He shows nature and place through a magic glass, from a new angle." Springfield Union. "Tougias writes in a clear, down-to-earth style." Boston Globe. "Different from other travel books in that it's a little bit travel, a little bit history, and a little bit personal diary." Dartmouth Chronicle. "An interesting and charming book where Tougias writes free and poetic. He recounts his experiences in a concise and welcoming way." The Standard Times
AMC's best day hikes near Boston : four-season guide to 60 of the best trails in eastern Massachusetts by Mike Tougias( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River days : exploring the Connecticut River from source to sea by Mike Tougias( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Tougias journeys the length of the Connecticut River by canoe and kayak, from its source near the Canadian border through four New England states to where it meets the sea in Connecticut. Designated an American Heritage River, the Connecticut provides the perfect setting for Tougias' narrative -- a wonderful blend of adventure, fishing tales, history, and natural history. --publisher's description
The finest hours( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel
 
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The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue
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Tougias, Michael

Tougias, Michael J.

Tougias, Michael J. 1955-

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King 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 disaster and survival at seaWhen man is the prey : true stories of animals attacking humansOverboard! : a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survivalTen hours until dawn : [the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do]Fatal forecast : [an incredible true tale of disaster and survival at sea]Autumn rambles : New England : an explorer's guide to the best fall colors