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 was once stuck within the direction of typhoon Sandy with 16 aboard.
On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful choice to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew typhoon used to be forecast, but he was firm to sail. The captain advised the workforce that anybody may possibly depart the send ahead of it sailed. nobody took the captain up on his offer.
Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made a virtually direct hit at the send. a couple of hours later, the send all of sudden overturned 90 miles off the North Carolina coast within the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the staff tumbling into an ocean packed with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast safeguard then introduced some of the most advanced and large rescues in its history.
In the uproar heard throughout American media within the days following, a unmarried query endured: Why did the captain choose to sail? via hundreds of thousands of hours of interviews with the team participants and the coast defend, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what really 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.