The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 1997 - Nature - 240 pages
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There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles Times

It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. ?The Perfect Storm? is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control.
  

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Good insight into fishing industry. - Goodreads
Great story and superb research. - Goodreads
It was really great with the plot and main idea. - Goodreads
Junger did a great job writing this book. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Payden - Goodreads

I read this book for my High School English class and while it is not a personal genre, I do have to say that it was a spectacularly researched book. Much of the science confused me but the plot lines ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book. Which is surprising given how objectively riveting the story itself is. But the writing is... well, just bad. Maybe it's me? I kept getting the impression Junger was ... Read full review

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Contents

GODS COUNTRY
37
THE FLEMISH CAP
65
THE BARREL OF THE GUN
95
GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC
117
THE ZEROMOMENT POINT
136
INTO THE ABYSS
166
THE DREAMS OF THE DEAD
202
AFTERWORD
226
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About the author (1997)

Sebastian Junger is the author of A Death in Belmont and Fire. He has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. Most recently, he has been reporting on the war in Afghanistan for Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.

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