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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Slade, Rachel

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...s 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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ISBN 9780062870322
Released NZ 1 May 2018
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062870322
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 1 May 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Slade, Rachel
Category Social Classes
Transport Industries
Environmental Impact Of Natural Disasters & Phenomena
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 226mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 910.916363
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Merchant marine - United States, Merchant ships - United States, El Faro (Cargo ship), Shipwrecks - Bahamas, Search and rescue operations - North Atlantic Ocean
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade