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?
my rating : five stars
What did I think of it: 2016 must be the year for me to pick up non-fiction( biographies-memoirs) because so far this year I've read 3 of them and this is one of them, I actually finished this on the 3/19/16 but I still didn't know how to put what I thought of it down ,I still don't . Its so much more than what I thought it was going to be , the history of the people who the book is about , what they all went though , the ones who made it back and the ones that didn't , the old black and white photos that make the story so much real when you look at them, this book actually made me cry in some parts and that's rarely done, but there's something about this story that once you start to read it ,it pulls at your heart, and see basely see and feel what they went though, its also a testament to how much are our U.S Coast Guards do every day ,their bravery no matter what part of the coast guards their in. Its a must read, if today I still can't write down what I want to say. Just go pick it up and read it, your see what I mean.