This book was impossible to put down. M. Tougias unfolds this story like an adventure film without exaggerating the events that took place nor the men who endured them. Ernie Hazard's ordeal is only overcome by his resolve to survive. Equal parts humility and heroism, this book provides first hand accounts of men who go down to the sea and return changed by the catastrophes they meet. The author graciously provides the survivors their own epilogues to the lives and events chronicled here.