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Culture Speaks: U-Boat So Close to Home

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Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855A Coral Springs Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33065

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Community focused talk with New York Times best-selling author Michael J. Tougias.

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New York Times best-selling author Michael J. Tougias offers a dramatic presentation based on his book So Close to Home. Tougias will use slides of the attack, the survivors, and the rescue to make this “an edge-of-your seat” multi-media program. The program follows the first U-boat to enter the Gulf of Mexico in May 1942, as it stalked its prey 30 miles off New Orleans. Tougias was able to locate the U-boat commander’s war diary as well as members of the family who survived the attack to give a presentation that shows the events from both the German and American perspective.

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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. Tougias is a sought after speaker who has given presentations in almost all 50 states, and is the recipient of the American Library Association award for “One of the Best Books of the Year.”

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