Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, sharing lessons about decision-making, goal attainment & resilience.

  • Author and co-author of 25 books, including The Finest HoursAbove & Beyond: JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission, Ten Hours Until DawnFatal ForecastKing Philip’s WarRescue of the Bounty and A Storm Too Soon
  • Recipient of the American Library Association’s Editor’s Choice, and the Independent Publisher’s “Best Book in its Class”
  • Tougias wows audience’s with his multi-media presentations of survivor stories and the lessons learned that we can all use in our day to day lives for peak performance under pressure and overcoming adversityHe also has a keynote that shares the decision-making steps of JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Lecture Topics include: “14 Steps to Strategic Decision-making: JFK & the Cuban Missile Crisis” , “Leadership Lessons from The Finest Hours”, “Survive and Thrive: Decision-making from Those Who Survived Against All Odds”, and Turning a Book into a Film

VIDEO: Michael Tougias’s new book ABOVE AND BEYOND


VIDEO: Michael on JFK, Cuban Missile Crisis, and Decision-Making


The Finest Hours Movie Trailer


Books by Michael J. Tougias

Finest HoursRescue of the Bounty

Storm too SoonTen Hours Till Dawn