Into the Raging Sea

Author: Rachel Slade

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062699717

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 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 ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR SO FAR “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.

Summary of Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro: Trivia/Quiz for Fans

Author: Whizbooks

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780464868354

Category: Reference

Page: 88

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Summary of Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Into the Raging Sea is a thrilling, but tragic, account of the sinking of the cargo container ship called El Faro. It is a true-life story, written by Rachel Slade, and it will keep readers in awe of the dynamics of the event. The author's use of the black box recordings reveals the tragic consequences of incompetence in the eye of a hurricane. The El Faro was manned by thirty- three mariners and this voyage, heading into the hurricane Joaquin, would be their last. Everyone on board the ship was lost at sea. When the black box, with the live recordings of the disaster, was retrieved from its watery grave, it was filled with the voices of the sailors as they tried to save the ship from its disastrous end. Rachael Slade tells the story from recordings intermingled with other observations, and accounts from maritime staff and family members. Into the Raging sea paints a picture of man against nature and the valiant efforts the sailors made to hold their own against a violent hurricane. Reading this book will highlight the bravery that sailors have in harrowing circumstances. Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Workbook for Into the Raging Sea

Author: Maxhelp Books

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9780368054143

Category: Reference

Page: 60

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Complete beginners can use this workbook for Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade and find immediate help in applying its major lessons. Into the Raging Sea, a book written by Rachel Slade transports us to a story full of adrenaline, dangers, and fears. El Faro had been one of the most outstanding cargo ships due to its great modern technology and its large size. However, all this was not enough to cope with the catastrophic powers of Mother Nature. This book has not only been a New York Times editor's choice, but Amazon has also named it one of the best nonfiction books of the year and Outside magazine as the best book of the summer. Into the Raging Sea manages to involve the reader in an amazing way, and thus make every detail of the last moments of El Faro as vivid as the force of a hurricane. Do you want to apply the major lessons to your daily life? The goal of this workbook is to help even the newest readers apply what may be the most critical lessons found in Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade. Results have shown that learning is retained best through repeated hands-on applications. With Max Help Workbooks, readers will be able to find distilled information categorized into major lessons with applicable exercise worksheets to maximize learning. Don't Miss the Following Content: - Succinct breakdown of the book categorized into major lessons - Read and use the exercises yourself or as a group - Easy-to-understand analysis of each lessons distilled for even the newest of readers - Simple and practical worksheets to further reader's application - Quiz questions as a resource to be used for yourself or others So, what are you waiting for? Get your copy now and take out a pencil, pen, or whatever digital technology to jot down, implement, and make solid changes happen.

Summary of Into The Raging Sea by Rachel Slade

Author: Bookhabits

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388313975


Page: 70

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Into The Raging Sea by Rachel Slade: Conversation Starters Boston-based journalist Rachel Slade writes about the fate of the container ship El Faro in her book Into The Raging Sea. This happened on October 1, 2015. Inspite of the vessel's satellite communications, navigation system, and weather forecasting, El Faro got swallowed into the Bermuda Triangle when Hurricane Joaquin's fury hurled it. This was the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. In Into the Raging Sea, Rachel Slade follows the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. Bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires Ben Mezrich parallels Into The Raging Sea to "A Perfect Storm for a new generation." New York Times Book Review Douglas Preston praises Salde's beautiful handling of "a powerful and affecting story." A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Into a Raging Sea

Author: Bernie Webber

Publisher: Good Night Books

ISBN: 0991340167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9409

Most people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! Bernie and crew received the Coast Guard’s coveted Gold Lifesaving Medal, and what they did on that stormy night is regarded as the greatest small boat rescue in history. In Into A Raging Sea, Bernie tells that story, but the book is so much more than that. In these pages you’ll read about rescue attempts that did not turn out well, stories of fishermen from a time long past, rescues done with the by-gone technique of the “breeches buoy,” humorous anecdotes, and what Cape Cod and its people meant to Bernie. Into a Raging Sea is a story of sacrifice, bravery, disappointment, and challenges. And in the background of Bernie’s journey is one constant, the sea. --from the forward by Michael J. Tougias

Into a Raging Sea

Author: Tony Weaver,Andrew Ingram

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 1868427293

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5914

The waters off South Africa’s coastline are regarded as some of the most dangerous on earth. Sudden changes in weather, rip currents and freak waves all play their part in putting humans in peril, which sometimes ends in tragedy. No matter the danger, however, the brave volunteers of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) are always willing to risk their lives to save others. Setting out, often in dirty weather and in dark and icy conditions, they do their utmost to bring victims back safely. Into a Raging Sea is a collection of daring rescues filled with drama and danger. From burning ships to shark encounters and sinking trawlers, these are the stories of man’s constant battle with the sea.

Sentenced to Cross the Raging Sea

Author: Ross Johnson

Publisher: Wild and Woolley

ISBN: 0646440039

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 328

View: 9092

In many North of England towns, like Manchester and Oldham, violence was never far below the surface during the disturbed times of the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century, with cotton mill owners pitted against their operatives and worker against worker. Sam Johnson was a 17-year- old cotton spinner apprenticed to his father at Greenbank Mill when three over-zealous Oldham constables raided a union meeting and arrested two union men. The end result was a huge riot involving thousands of Oldham workers and a partly successful attempt to demolish the Bankside Mill on Manchester Street and adjacent workers' homes. One onlooker was shot dead. The subsequent random arrests when the militia arrived and regained control resulted in five of the rioters, including Sam Johnson, being sentenced to death by hanging at the Lancaster Assizes of 1834. These sentences were commuted to transportation for life. This thoroughly researched true story describes the life of Sam Johnson, convict no. 13841, from the Chatham hulks to the transport ship, to Botany Bay, the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, his later assignment to his Scottish master Archibald Macleod, his travels over the Australian Alps with his sheep and cattle to pioneer in Gippsland in 1844. It traces his emancipation, marriage and life in Gippsland following a successful petition and Queen's Pardon after he served his 20-year sentence. The book includes previously unpublished material from the handwritten notes of an Oldham reporter present at the riot reproduced by kind permission of Oldham Local Studies and Archives.


Author: Brent Rieger


ISBN: 130448128X


Page: N.A

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