Bernie Webber, the late US Coast Guardsman, is credited for piloting the boat that is responsible for the "greatest small boat rescue" in the history of his service. He is the hero of the book and movie, The Finest Hours, and is played in the movie by actor Chris Pine. Michael J. Tougias is a lecturer and best-selling author of 20 books. As a public speaker, Tougias regularly gives one hundred presentations or more per year. His books include The Finest Hours, currently being made into a movie by Disney. He lives in Plymouth, MA.
Into A Raging Sea, has been selected as the first book in the US Coast Guard's 2016 Commandant's Reading List, written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. The Admiral gushes: "When I introduced my leadership philosophy a year ago, the first principle I shared was know your purpose. Into a Raging Sea is a personal memoir by a Coast Guardsmen who truly knew his purpose and then some. This Coast Guardsman is Bernard Webber, coxswain of motor lifeboat CG-36500, from Station Chatham, Massachusetts. His and his station's story will be featured on the big screen when The Finest Hours premieres later this month. Until then, you can hear directly from Webber himself in raw, candid text about his role in the Pendleton rescue and what life was like at Station Chatham in the 1950s."