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Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
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WINNER OF THE MAINE LITERARY AWARD FOR NON FICTION

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.

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

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ONE OF JANET MASLIN'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER

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"A Perfect Storm for a new generation."
Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook

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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.

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        "For sheer drama on the water, it's hard to beat the tragedy recounted in Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea. . . . a fast-moving cinematic adventure. But for all of the drama, the worst scares are in the epilogue. This sinking was no simple accident." — Janet Maslin, New York Times

        "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

        "Riveting." — Sam Sifton, New York Times "Tastes of Summer"

        "A sea disaster tale unlike any other . . . an exciting, terrifying, and deeply sad story." — Gilbert Cruz, New York Times Book Review "New & Noteworthy"

        "Harrowing, moving...a taut adventure tale...The depth of research and reporting, and Slade's skill at pacing and selecting the telling details produce a richly detailed narrative, tense and sad and true." — Boston Globe

        "In addition to a gripping narrative of a cargo ship's tragic voyage into the eye of a hurricane, Slade explains the fascinating world of commercial shipping and the essential—but often hidden—role it plays in our economy." — NPR, "Best Books of 2018"

        "More than the story of how a ship was overcome by a storm, Into The Raging Sea is an allegory for what it means to be a part of the nation's largely invisible working and middle class." — Longreads

        "Riveting." — Entertainment Weekly, "Complete Father's Day Book Gift Guide"

        "With skillful narrative prose and sensitivity, Slade takes readers on the final voyage of the El Faro . . . provid[ing] a haunting intimacy to this maritime disaster." — Booklist

        "Intimate, eerie, and gripping." — Outside, "Best Summer Books"

        "An exhaustive account of what happens when tragedy claims a vicious price for our progress and greed. Slade's book is a chance to name . . . and call to the fore the forces that robbed these mariners of their lives." — Paste Magazine

        "A cautionary tale for leaders who think they have all the answers, for employees who choose not to speak up... and for organizations that rely on systems and processes that don't provide the information its people need to make the best decisions." — Inc.

        "Immensely powerful . . . exerts a relentless grip that makes the book hard to put down, right to the closing pages . . . This is an important title, with lessons that extend far beyond the terrible tragedy that it describes." — Nautilus Institute

        "A powerful reading experience . . . . as gripping as any fictional thriller you're likely to find . . . an exceptional work." — The Maine Edge

        "Damning . . . a chilling account." — Minneapolis Star Tribune

        "Powerful and gripping . . . The depth of Slade's reporting is impressive . . . her storytelling ability even more so." — The Pennsylvania Gazette

        "[A] maritime classic." — The Saturday Evening Post, "Top 10 Reads for Summer"

        "A pulse-pounding, Perfect Storm-style tale ... riveting ... a nerve-wracking, tension-filled narrative ... Slade re-creates the steady pile-up of mistakes that eventually caused El Faro to founder [in a] taut-chilling, and emotionally charged retelling of a ship's final days." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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        A pulse-pounding, Perfect Storm-style tale of a shipping disaster.In this riveting account of the demise of El Faro, the merchant ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015, killing all 33 crew members, Boston-based journalist Slade uses a variety of sources--e.g., hundreds of pages of audio transcriptions from the ship's black box, interviews with family members of the victims and with Coast Guard personnel--to compile a nerve-wracking, tension-filled narrative. The author expertly blends the actual conversations of the mariners as they traveled from Florida to Puerto Rico on an overloaded ship with their personal nautical histories, information about merchant shipping and its importance in the global economy, and the intensive investigations that transpired after the incident. Vivid details of the storm's progress and its effect on the ship place readers onboard with the ill-fated sailors. "Lightning shattered the darkness, turning torrents of rain whipping across the ship's windshield into bright white claws," writes the author. "Furious gusts made a deafening howl on the bridge. The ship jerked and plunged as though she had lost her mind with fear." Slade re-creates the steady pile-up of mistakes that eventually caused El Faro to founder, including inaccurate weather reports and a storm that did not perform as forecast by computer models, human hubris, the fear of upsetting the chain of command, and inadequate and antiquated equipment. All of these problems contributed to an inescapable scenario for one of the worst maritime disasters in decades. The author does solid work giving voice to the 33 mariners who lost their lives. The book serves as both a eulogy to them and a shoutout to the thousands of sailors who risk their lives every day to move goods around the world.A taut, chilling, and emotionally charged retelling of a doomed ship's final days.

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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

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On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro...

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