The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

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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.

Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.

 

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The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a "perfect'' storm (that is, one formed of an almost unique combination of factors), a monstrous tempest that couldn't get any worse, is ... 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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