Narrated Slide Presentation by NY Times Bestselling Author Michael Tougias (all programs based on the author’s books)
Growing up in the 1960’s & 70’s (Based on the new book The Waters Between Us: A Boy, A Father, Outdoor Misadventures, and the Healing Power of Nature)
Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
(Little Known story of President Kennedy and the U-2 Spy Plane pilot shot down over Cuba during Missile Crisis, based on my bestseller Above & Beyond)
U-Boats So Close To Home (A True Story of an American Family’s Survival During WWII off our coast. Includes the Uboat commander’s War Diary)
The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
Harrowing story of survival. The sinking of Indianapolis resulted in the greatest single loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy. Tougias will also discuss why certain people survive against all odds (This can be a two part presentation with “Abandon Ship” detailed next)
Abandon Ship: WWII Most Unusual Incident (German Uboat commander sinks ship the size of the titanic then rescues as many survivors as possible. Story gets stranger when an American plane intentionally bombs the Uboat knowing over 110 survivors are onboard. Ultimately story is one of triumph for those who survived 7 weeks in an open boat without food and drifted 700 miles.
Extreme Survival: Lessons from Those Who Triumphed Against All Odds
An inside look at techniques to overcome adversity based on the research for the new book Extreme Survival. Includes the survival stories of several historic figures.
Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and Incredible Rescue (A 2007 rescue where even the rescue swimmer needs to be rescued! )
Overboard! (A true survival at sea story of a sailboat that went from CT to Bermuda in 2005)
The Finest Hours: The Coast Guards Most Daring Rescue (True Story off Cape Cod. Actual slides of the rescues. Now a Disney movie)
Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Story of Disaster and Survival at Sea (True Story of a Massachusetts man’s epic fight for survival)
Survival Lessons: Decision-making and Peak Performance Under Pressure
Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do ( during the Blizzard of 1978.)
Quabbin Reservoir: A History and Explorers Guide
History of lost towns, construction of reservoir, wildlife and more
There’s A Porcupine In My Outhouse! (Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe) Based on the award-winning book by the same title, this presentation combines outdoor humor with learning about nature and wildlife (the hard way!)
400 Miles Down the Connecticut River
Tougias takes you on a journey from the source to the sea, with many surprises.
King Philip’s Indian War (Using slides and maps, Tougias takes the viewer on a historic journey of this war between the Colonists and Native Americans.)
Mayflower to King Philip’ War: for young students (first year of Pilgrims, Pequot War, KP War)
Indian Wars of New England (Covers all the Wars of Colonial New England)
The Blizzard of ’78 (The 48 hours of the Storm of the Century)
Exploring the Hidden Charles River
***Several organizations have had Tougias present all of these presentations over a
period of years due to their popularity!