Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

?A Perfect Storm for a new generation, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a masterful page-turning account of the El Faro's sinking.? ?Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook ?The one account I?ve read that solves the riddle of El Faro convincingly and thoroughly. Superbly written, Into the Raging Sea deserves a place on th ?A Perfect Storm for a new generation, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a masterful page-turning a...

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Title:Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
Author:Rachel Slade
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B075WQK2LX
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro Reviews

  • Zachary
    Apr 01, 2018
    This is a fascinating account of the sinking of El Faro, a 700+ ft shipping vessel in 2015. The book delves into modern shipping, the history of ship building, and the pressures of capitalism without ever neglecting the human stories. The recovery of the ship's audio recordings takes r...
  • Eric
    Apr 30, 2018
    Into the Raging Sea, by Rachel Slade is a book with visceral impact. You know how the story ends, but through her narrative you gain insight into the lives of the crew of the El Faro, an understanding of the mechanics of the disaster, and why hubris should be included with sloth among ...
  • Matt
    Jun 04, 2018
    ?Over the radio, [Captain Michael] Davidson told his crew to throw their rafts in the water and get off the ship. But how could they even walk out onto the deck in those winds, let alone deploy a life raft? Everything ? people, rafts, life suits ? would be whipped away by [Hurric...
  • Patrick SG
    May 20, 2018
    An excellent and harrowing account of the loss of a ship with 33 people aboard during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. For those who wondered how a ship could have deliberately moved into the path of a tropical system like this the book provides the answer. Unlike the classic "The Perfect...
  • Lianne
    Jun 05, 2018
    A compelling true story of the sinking of the container ship, El Faro, during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015 with all 33 hands on board. We are able to glean much of what happened, not only from the voice recorder which was recovered at great cost and time on the bottom of the ocean...
  • David
    May 16, 2018
    Combine a corporate that puts profits ahead of safety (I know, dog bites man), a ship captain who is filled with hubris and fear of losing his job, a category 4 hurricaine and you get a real-life perfect storm that sinks the El Faro and all 33 hands in October 2015. Slade does a master...
  • Sharon
    May 11, 2018
    This account of a shipwreck reads like a movie, and is also an infuriating indictment of corporate greed, regulatory corner-cutting, and male hubris. ...
  • Monical
    Jun 25, 2018
    Even though you probably know the outcome (especially after the first chapter!), this book is a real page-turner. It was hard for me to put it down. Although written in the Jon Krakauer style of diversions into various topics (boats, that reminds me to tell you about the mariner histor...
  • Tonstant Weader
    May 18, 2018
    Shipping is dangerous work and ships run aground, capsize, founder, or sink nearly every day. Some of these tragedies, though, capture the imagination and inspire writers to explore the reasons for their loss and to find some deeper meaning. The sinking of El Faro in Hurrican Joaquin o...
  • Becca Younk
    Jul 11, 2018
    Two of my biggest fears are being lost in space and lost at sea. Barring relocation to a moon colony, being lost in space will never happen to me. Thanks to reports about norovirus breakouts on cruise ships, I have zero desire to ever take a cruise, meaning being lost at sea will also ...
  • Martin
    Jun 12, 2018
    This was a very difficult book to read. The book was reviewed as a thriller about the sinking of a container ship in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Joaquin with a loss of 33 lives. It had some thriller elements but it had a bit too much technical information about the ship, the we...
  • Jeff
    Jun 25, 2018
    Clusterfuck. Oh my. This book will make you angry. The anger will increase as you move along, when you get to the details of the hearings that took place in the aftermath of the disaster you will be outraged. I wanted to throw the book through a window. The book, however, for me, w...
  • David V.
    Apr 09, 2018
    Received as an ARC via my employer Barnes & Noble. Started 4-9-18. Finished 4-12-18. Investigative journalism at its best. Will keep you involved from beginning to end like a good fiction book but it's all true. The sinking of this cargo ship and the deaths of its crew could have b...
  • Daniel Miller
    Jul 02, 2018
    This book contains a little bit of Puerto Rico, A lot about the U.S. maritime industry, a summary of the key crew members and the decisions by the captain, the non-decisions by the other officers and the shipping company that cause the loss of these lives and the politics that controls...
  • Lois
    Jul 09, 2018
    Ok, right off, let's clarify that it is not The Perfect (perfect) Storm. There are three current books about the El Faro disaster in release and I chose this one due to the NYorker or New York Times list. I was indeed riveted by the actual disaster and followed it in real time, reading...
  • Freeman Fridie
    Jun 13, 2018
    So much more than a "lost at sea tale". Takes you into a world most of us know nothing about. Book of the year for me so far. Read it. ...
  • Rita Ciresi
    May 26, 2018
    This well-researched book, which began as an article for Yankee magazine, details the events that led up to the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro in Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. The story is based upon actual dialogue recorded by the ship's black box in the hours leading up to the disast...
  • Allen Adams
    May 15, 2018
    http://www.themaineedge.com/adventure... So much of our country?s history is bound up in the sea. Our relationship to the ocean has defined us in many ways over the years. Even now, our waterways play vital roles in the way our nation operates. But all that time at sea comes with ...
  • Andrew Mathis
    Jun 23, 2018
    Incredible story of tragedy and failure With the conversations from the doomed ship preserved from the El Faro's black box, this book reads like a novel. A tragic novel where the ending is known and the players must play their part. It serves as a warning to the U.S. Shipping indust...
  • John
    Jun 17, 2018
    What a good book this is. Rachel Slade takes the reader right on to the El Faro and into the minds of the 33 crew members, their bosses, their families and into the minds of the people who looked for and found the ship. For me the book read like a good fiction novel, except that it was...
  • Brenda Ayala
    May 09, 2018
    This is very expertly researched and accounts for every bit of the varying events that caused the sinking of the El Faro. In short, the company TOTE fucked over their crew by having out of date software and hardware. Captain Davidson was more focused on his own career than getting s...
  • Craig
    Jun 14, 2018
    A fascinating story. I'm just not thrilled with the way it was told. The author is far from objective in her reporting. It is clear she believes the shipping company was to blame in this tragedy. So the question: Is this a fact-based documentary or an editorial? And there is a bit too ...
  • Monica
    Jul 11, 2018
    Amazing story of a shipwreck.. and what appears to be a totally mismanaged ship and a mess of a company, Tote. In addition to the tragedy, the book includes lots of history on the shipping industry. The story was gripping, although I do admit I got overwhelmed and skimmed a lot of the ...
  • John
    Jun 04, 2018
    I'm a former merchant marine engineering officer and just finished reading Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro. I found it to be quite a well written book. It is unfortunate that the subject had to be the needless death of 33 mariners. ...
  • Bill Marsano
    Jul 13, 2018
    By Bill Marsano. Sixty-five-year-old Paul McHenry Washburn, Captain of the S.S. Stella Lykes, is on the bridge of the brief but superb ?Looking for a Ship,? wherein he speaks the dangers of weather at sea. Licensed as a ?Master of United States Steam or Motor Vessels of any gross...
  • Jeff
    May 29, 2018
    A very detailed account of the sinking of the El Faro. The author did a great job of not only documenting the tragedy, but also by providing much of the actual dialog of the crew in their last hours. She was able to do this because searchers were able to recover the "black box" which r...
  • Sam Klemens
    Jun 21, 2018
    It absolutely boggles the mind that this book is so well rated. It's horribly written. Rachel uses every hackneyed, cliched phrase and metaphor known to Christendom. It's like she Googled 50 most over-used cliches and made an effort to use each twice. The book is not logically laid out...
  • Robert Rich
    Jun 29, 2018
    This is a fascinating and heartbreaking story of the El Faro, an American cargo ship that sank in 2015 after it sailed almost into the eye of Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic as it headed to Puerto Rico. The book paints a clear picture of the poorly run shopping company (TOTE) that ow...
  • Lisa M Friesen
    May 28, 2018
    This was a fascinating book. True stories are usually too wordy and boring, this was neither. The author wrote a dire story of American Cargo Shipping. All the regulations, the broken rules and the breakdown of communication to the large corporations who own the ships. These CEOs in ch...
  • Melissa
    Jun 06, 2018
    Much of what I heard about this book touted the availability of a transcript made from a "black box" recording from the ship that the author was able to use. So, she did not have to guess about dialogue on the bridge prior to the tragedy. But I feel like there were other areas where sh...