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Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
  

ONE OF JANET MASLIN'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea. --Douglas Preston, New York Time... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062869098
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Published 15 May 2018 by HarperLuxe
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Slade, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9780062869098
ISBN-10 0062869094
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperLuxe
Imprint HarperLuxe
Publication Date 15 May 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Slade, Rachel
Category Social Classes
Transport Industries
Environmental Impact Of Natural Disasters & Phenomena
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 910.916363
Catalogue Code Not specified

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ONE OF JANET MASLIN'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea. --Douglas Preston, New York Times Book Review A Perfect Storm for a new generation. --Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish--until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves--whose conversations were captured by the ship's data recorder--journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers' anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson's increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping--a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An extraordinary piece of reporting. I tore through it like a novel. --John Konrad, author of Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story Of Deepwater Horizon Disaster Rachel Slade mashes up The Perfect Storm with a suspenseful, page-turning thriller, cutting through the corporate double-speak to shine a light on how it was that thirty-three men and women sailed into Hurricane Joaquin. Superbly written, this deserves a place on the bookshelf of modern maritime classics. --Robert Frump, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Until the Sea Shall Free Them: Life, Death, and Survival in the Merchant Marine

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Author's Bio

Rachel Slade is a Boston-based journalist, writer, and editor. She was a staff writer at Boston magazine for ten years, and her writing earned her a City and Regional Magazine Award in civic journalism. She splits her time between Brookline, Massachusetts, and Rockport, Maine.

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