Saturday, August 27, 2016

Author to describe 'daring rescue' at sea

New York Times best-selling author Michael Tougias will visit Springfield next week. His book, “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue” was made into a Disney motion picture which was released last January.    


  1. chuck gregory8/26/16, 11:52 AM

    The library showed the movie, "Their Finest Hours," with Chris Pine (the most recent Capt. Kirk) as Bernie Webber, the Coastie who was sent into the jaws of death and found the tanker without benefit of compass, radar or communication with the base.

    Tougias is definitely going to have some interesting information about his book. It'll be at the Congregational Church, not the library.

  2. chuck gregory8/27/16, 6:47 PM

    ps-- Stephen King says, "When they make your book into a movie, the first thing they do is throw out seventy percent of it." I wonder what's in the seventy percent they left out of this movie?


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