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Michael J. Tougias is a NY Times Bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his seven survival at sea books such as A Storm Too Soon, Rescue of the Bounty, Fatal Forecast, and The Finest Hours which is now a major motion picture by Disney. His first maritime book, Ten Hours Until Dawn, a true story of heroism off the coast of Massachusetts during the Blizzard of 1978, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the 'Top Books of the Year'; and described as 'a white-knuckle read, the best book of its kind.'; So Close to Home, written with Boston Globe journalist Alison O'Leary, is Michael's latest book and it combines his passion for history and true survival stories. His latest book 'Above & Beyond'; about an untold story during the Cuban Missile Crisis was received a starred review from Booklist which said 'This superbly written and tense account views the Cuban Missile Crisis from an unusual and telling perspective.'; Michael enjoys the challenge of writing all types of books and has won awards for books in the categories of humor, young adult, and history. He co-wrote King Philip's Indian War as well as a novel and love story set during the war titled Until I Have No Country. His humor and outdoor book There's A Porcupine In My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wanna-be won the Independent Publishers Association Award for the 'The Best Nature Book of the Year.';


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Courses Through June 2022

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CourseID Course Title
SPE180 U-Boats: So Close to Home
SPE192 Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster, Survival, and Inspiration