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The Gathering Wind free pdf In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS" Bounty," an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic--a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers, the "Bounty" was led by Robin Walbridge, their highly respected captain with decades at the helm, whose decisions--sometimes questionable--decided the fate of his ship and crew. Departing from Connecticut as the storm raced north from the Caribbean, Walbridge attempted to outmaneuver Sandy, heading the "Bounty" southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden ship, the crew fought to save their beloved "Bounty"--and finally to save themselves. When waves, wind, and encroaching water finally overtook the ship in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the crew was suddenly tossed into the churning sea. The "Bounty" was gone, but their fate was still to be determined. The men and women of a Coast Guard station in North Carolina summoned the courage to fly into hundred-mile-per-hour winds while the residents of the Eastern Seaboard were fleeing or bracing for the hurricane's impact. Through hours of white-knuckle flying, with crew members thrown about their aircraft and rescue swimmers jumping into thirty-foot seas, the Coast Guard accomplished one of its most memorable rescues ever. Based on interviews with "Bounty" survivors and unfettered access to Coast Guard rescue team members, "The Gathering Wind "offers not only the first but the most complete account of this heartbreaking, thrilling, and inspirational story. INCLUDES PHOTOS

About Gregory A Freeman

Gregory A. Freeman is an award-winning writer and a leader in the field of narrative nonfiction. Known for books that make a true story read like a gripping, fast-paced novel, his previous works include "The Forgotten 500," "Sailors to the End," "Troubled Water," and "The Last Mission of the Wham Bam Boys." He lives in the Atlanta area.

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Author : Gregory A Freeman
Publisher : New American Library
Data Published : 29 October 2013
ISBN : 0451465768
EAN : 9780451465764
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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