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Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea Paperback – June 9, 2009
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"Tougias spins a marvelous and terrifying yarn....this is a breathtaking book." -- Los Angeles Times
"Toughias's terrifying tale will stun you...leaving you breathless, exhilarated, and finally amazed." -- The Providence Journal
"Deserves a place as a classic survival at sea." -- The Boston Globe
Top Customer Reviews
Michael J. Tougias' book is a gripping page-turner about fishermen fighting for their lives amid a severe storm off the New England coast.
Tougias' taut storytelling puts the reader in the middle of the action. Like the best survival stories, you can feel yourself in the characters' place, trying to figure what to do next.
I also like that Tougias includes related stories of fishing boat disasters (and near-disasters).
I do have one small complaint. This book, like many of this type, includes a batch of pictures in the middle. I suppose it's cheaper to print the photos altogether like this rather than insert them at the appropriate place in the story. But in this case, if you look at the pictures (and what reader wouldn't?), some of them give away the ending of the book.
That said, it's still a great story. Allow yourself plenty of time when you pick up "Fatal Forecast" -- it's hard to put down.
There were also so many things that I never realized about the lobster fishing industry. The research in this book is nothing short of exceptional. I also know personally how professional the author was when he did his research.
Congratulations on a job well done.
This book is a must for anyone who enjoys adventure or the facination of the will to survive. Tougias does justice to those men as well as those who constantly patrol our coasts to help those in need. Anyone spending time around the ocean this summer must read this book!!
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Gripping story about fishermen caught in a violent storm at sea. Couldn't put it down!Published 9 days ago by Debbie Mischley
Very well written account of this sea disaster that never should have happened. Well written.Published 16 days ago by J. Jackson
THIS WAS AN EXCELLENT BOOK. A TRUE STORY OF HEROIC FISHERMEN OUT OF HYANNIS HARBOR,MA. IF YOU WANT AN EXCITING TRUE STORY OF CAPE COD FISHERMEN, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edward F. Conley
I'm a lifetime fisherman (grew up on Long Island and fished the banks of Montauk in the 60's and 70's) and even I learned some things about weather forecasting and weather buoys I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Outdoorsman
This book gave me such a deep appreciation of the work of the Coast Guard, the training required to serve, and the dangers they experience as they try to save ships off the coasts... Read morePublished 5 months ago by gac