By Michael J. Tougias
From the writer of the autumn 2015 Disney motion picture The most interesting Hours
, the “thrilling and completely paced” (Booklist
) tale of the sinking and rescue of Bounty
—the tall send utilized in the vintage 1962 motion picture Mutiny at the Bounty
—which used to be stuck within the direction of storm Sandy with 16 aboard.
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful determination to sail Bounty
from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew typhoon used to be forecast, but he was resolute to sail. The captain advised the team that anybody may depart the send earlier than it sailed. nobody took the captain up on his offer.
Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made a nearly direct hit at the send. a number of hours later, the send all of sudden overturned 90 miles off the North Carolina coast within the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the workforce tumbling into an ocean packed with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast protect then introduced the most advanced and big rescues in its history.
In the uproar heard throughout American media within the days following, a unmarried query persevered: Why did the captain choose to sail? via 1000's of hours of interviews with the staff contributors and the coast safeguard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what actually happened aboard Bounty
in the course of these terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic event” (Richmond Times-Dispatch
), Rescue of the Bounty
is an unforgettable story in regards to the brutality of nature and the human will to outlive.