Rescue of the Bounty (Young Readers Edition): Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy (True Rescue Series) (Hardcover)

Rescue of the Bounty (Young Readers Edition): Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy (True Rescue Series) By Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell Cover Image
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This pulse-pounding account of disaster and survival at sea follows the HMS Bounty, whose fateful course through Superstorm Sandy would lead to one of the most heroic Coast Guard rescue missions ever...

On October 23, 2012, with Superstorm Sandy fast approaching, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut to St. Petersburg, Florida, believing the wooden ship, a replica of the original, famous Bounty, would fare better at sea than at port. 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, and this decision would have fatal consequences.

Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty—sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. Some were swept far from the ship, others found themselves tangled in the rigging, while others were trapped below the surface by the masts and spreaders. What ensued was one of the most complex, dangerous, and massive Coast Guard rescue missions in history.

New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias adapts his histories of real life stories for young readers in his True Rescue Series, capturing the heroism and humanity of people on life-saving missions during maritime disasters.

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The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)
A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition)
Into the Blizzard (Young Readers Edition)
Attacked at Sea (Young Readers Edition)
In Harm's Way (Young Readers Edition)

About the Author

MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor of over thirty books for adults and middle readers. His books include Fatal Forecast, The Finest Hours, Overboard!, A Storm Too Soon, So Close to Home, The Waters Between Us, Extreme Survival, and The Power of Positive Fishing. He offers slide presentations and an inspiration program titled “Survival Lessons: Decision Making Under Pressure.” Visit

Douglas A. Campbell is the author of non-fiction books for adults, including The Sea’s Bitter Harvest and Eight Survived. He has spent his career in journalism. For 25 years, he was a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where two of his stories were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Later he won numerous awards as a Senior Writer at Soundings Magazine, covering all aspects of recreational boating. Doug began sailing on the Delaware River in 1979 and still keeps a small boat moored there. He and his wife Monica also sail a 32-foot blue water boat, Robin, with which they’ve competed in the bi-annual Bermuda 1-2 Race. Doug has placed third out of 39 boats on corrected time sailing the singlehanded leg of the race from Newport, Rhode Island, to Bermuda.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250831392
ISBN-10: 1250831393
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: True Rescue Series