The Finest Hours is "The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue" and is by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. Now if you like slow moving, extremely detailed books that actually retell several sea rescues, many which are not successful, than this is the book for you. I appreciate that it was detailed in the story they were telling. However, just when it would get moving, the author would create a flashback moment of another time at sea that this particular person was involved in creating a distraction from the real story and derailing the reader. If it happened just once, well that would have been one thing. But many such flashbacks occurred which didn't really add to the already complicated tale of the day. When you've got two ships in trouble that both split in half, essentially creating 4 groups of people needing to be rescued and easily 4 ships of people being sent to help, you've got 8 ships of people that you are now not just telling the current tale, but adding back story as well, whew, it was work reading this book.
A side note... you know I sometimes find books in the most creative fashion. That would be true for this book. While searching for another story, I found this one and gave it a try. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. The story is incredible, but I won't be reading this author again.