A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue


Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
January 07, 2014
5.59 X 8.43 X 0.58 inches | 0.46 pounds

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About the Author

Michael J. Tougias is the author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, including two bestselling true-adventure and survival books, Ten Hours Until Dawn: A True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do and Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea.


"A heart-pounding account of the storm that tore apart a 45-foot sailboat." -The Boston Globe
"Tougias spins a marvelous and terrifying yarn....this is a breathtaking book." -- Los Angeles Times
"This book captures the wit, grit and sacrifice of Coasties and their boats." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The Finest Hours is a touching account, a sensitive rendering of what might be called four indescribably chaotic conditions...Tougias and Sherman never sensationalize, never go beyond the facts, and yet capture all the pain, physical and emotional, of the survivors and their families." -- Providence Journal
"The riveting, meticulously researched "A Storm Too Soon" tells the true-life tale of an incredible rescue"--New York Post
"A suspenseful, tautly rendered story that leaves readers breathless but well-satisfied."--Kirkus
"A magnificent culmination of what-ifs with such detail as to inspire reverence for the human spirit. Tougias' use of present tense is ingenious, this is an armchair riptide of the reading experience."--South Coast Magazine
"Michael Tougias has done it again, this time delivering an edge-of-your-seat chronicle of what happens when a sailboat goes up against a fierce storm in the heart of the Gulf Stream."--The Providence Journal
"It's a story of heroism, for sure (the captain, despite being seriously injured and near death, kept his two shipmates alive), but also of sheer terror. Cast adrift in the angry seas, the men seemed to have little chance of survival. Readers of true-life adventures, especially those involving disaster and rescue at sea, should find this one very much to their liking."--Booklist
"Few American authors--if any--can better evoke the realities that underlie a term such as 'desperate rescue attempt.'"--Fall River Herald
"Deserves a place as a classic survival at sea."--The Boston Globe
"A compelling tale of man versus nature"--Yachts Magazine
"To read this book is to become a believer in the unbelievable. Few stories are as harrowing."--Oregon Coast Weekend
"Tougias tells the story in the present tense, giving the story a gut-wringing immediacy that makes the book hard to put down."--Metrowest Daily
"Tougias deftly switches from heart-pounding details of the rescue to the personal stories of the boat's crew and those of the rescue team. The result is a well-researched and suspenseful read."--Publisher's Weekly