Attacked at Sea by Michael J. Tougias audiobook

Attacked at Sea: A True World War II Story of a Family's Fight for Survival

By Michael J. Tougias  and Alison O’Leary

Blackstone Publishing 9781250128065

The True Rescue Series: Book 4

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Attacked at Sea is a riveting account of survival at sea, book four in the True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the bestseller The Finest Hours. On May 19, 1942, during World War II, a German submarine, a U-boat, in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina and their two children. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival. This inspiring historical narrative tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

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Attacked at Sea is a riveting account of survival at sea, book four in the True Rescue series from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the bestseller The Finest Hours.

On May 19, 1942, during World War II, a German submarine, a U-boat, in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. The submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia. Most onboard were merchant seamen, but there were also civilians, including the Downs family: Ray and Ina and their two children. Fast asleep in their berths, the Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. When the ship exploded, chaos ensued—and each family member had to find their own path to survival.

This inspiring historical narrative tells the story of the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of this deadly attack off the American coast.

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Editorial Reviews

"After hours of dehydration, hypothermia, and shark threats, the survivors were sighted by plane and rescued by smaller craft…in this true survival story that judiciously carries forward beyond the relief of the rescue. The peril facing two children lost at sea is convincingly conveyed, and the lasting effect on their family life is equally sobering.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A remarkably exciting blow-by-blow account of the family’s ordeal. Their tale of the days on the ship before the attack builds tension and is interspersed with stories from aboard the two German U-boats…This exciting, highly readable story of survival deserves a place on most library shelves. Perfect for young history buffs and older fans of the ‘I Survived’ series.” School Library Journal
“Quotes from letters and diaries evoke the historical era. A well-researched account of one American family during a little-known episode of World War II.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Michael J. Tougias

Author Bio: Michael J. Tougias

Michael J. Tougias is a bestselling author and coauthor of numerous books for adults, including There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse, which won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Nature Book of the Year, and The Finest Hours, the basis for a Disney movie. He has also written several books for children as part of his True Rescue series.

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Author Bio: Alison O’Leary

Author Bio: Alison O’Leary

Alison O’Leary is a former reporter for the Boston Globe, a magazine editor, and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in publications across the country.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English