“Matthew Shaer masterfully recreates the last voyage and final doom of the Bounty, an iconic ship that collided with an historic storm off the Carolina coast. Shaer pulls you off the page and onto the Bounty itself - and then into the roiling sea - to relive a long night of terror, heroism and desperate quests for survival.
The Sinking of the Bounty is a classic of the genre, beautifully told and riveting to read.” (Sean Flynn,
GQ correspondent and author of
3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It)
“Few images of Hurricane Sandy's destruction were as indelible, or as surreal, as the shattered wreck of the Bounty sinking beneath the waves of the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic.' Matthew Shaer's
The Sinking of the Bounty is a powerful and riveting account of the disaster: the fateful decision to set sail before the storm, the crew's epic struggle to save the ship and then themselves, and the heroic rescue launched by the Coast Guard in the middle of the largest storm the Atlantic has ever seen. In the tradition of Sebastian Junger's
The Perfect Storm, this is fast-paced and deeply reported storytelling.” (Matthew Power, contributing editor,