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Tougias, Mike 1955-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 14,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Disaster films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Juvenile works  Sea stories  Motion pictures  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer
Classifications: G530.P418, 910.916346
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mike Tougias
 
Most widely held works by Mike Tougias
Quiet places of Massachusetts : country rambles, secluded beaches, backroad excursions, romantic retreats by Mike Tougias( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,639 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
Autumn rambles : New England : an explorer's guide to the best fall colors by Mike Tougias( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue by Mike Tougias( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. While the storm raged on the freezing Atlantic, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same predicament. Not built to withstand those seas, both tankers split in two. This is the gripping, true story of the Coast Guard's valiant attempt to rescue the dozens of men left huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships
Country roads of Massachusetts : drives, day trips, and weekend excursions by Mike Tougias( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 982 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 )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 881 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 714 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
A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas by Mike Tougias( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 559 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
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 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1963, President Kennedy gave the commencement address at the American University in Washington, DC. The Cuban Missile Crisis had forced him to reexamine the Cold War and his onetime foe Nikita Khrushchev. Those tense thirteen days in October 1962 had brought both leaders closer together as the world itself drew perilously close to nuclear war. JFK had pushed for direct contact with his Soviet counterpart and had a special hotline installed between the White House and the Kremlin and a second hotline in the basement of his home so that the leaders could discuss future issues themselves without the dangers of misinterpretation. The world seemed a warmer and brighter place than it had been that previous October, during the darkest and coldest days of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union were now working toward a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons testing, an outcome inconceivable just months before. It was indeed the dawn of a new era, something the president had promised during his inauguration in 1961. Now, two years later, he was about to give what Nikita Khrushchev called 'the greatest speech by any American President since Roosevelt'" --
Fatal forecast : an incredible true tale of tragedy and survival at sea by Mike Tougias( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 498 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 )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 421 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 390 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
When man is the prey : true stories of animals attacking humans( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 315 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."--
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 298 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 257 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 184 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 180 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
Overboard! : [a true blue-water odyssey of disaster and survival] by Mike Tougias( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 127 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 101 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 colorsThe finest hours : the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescueCountry 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
Tougias, Michael

Tougias, Michael J.

Tougias, Michael J. 1955-

터지어스, 마이클

マイケル・J・トーギアス

麥可·J·圖加斯

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