Valdosta State University
Continuing Education
1500 N Patterson St.
 

LIR Book Review: The Finest Hours by M.Tougias and C. Sherman

Please note: this course requires membership in Learning in Retirement Spring 2019 Membership

Dates:January 29, 2019
Meets:Tu from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hours:1.00
CEUs:0.10
Instructor:Bill Eger
Fee: $0.00  

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


Course Description

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal weather in years. Early one February morning two oil tankers split in half, leaving those on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy. The Finest Hours is the true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it’s a miracle—and a testament to their bravery—that any came home to tell their tales at all.