The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.,, 2009
Copyright Date: ♭1997
ISBN: 9780393337013
Branch Call Number: 910.452 JUN
Characteristics: xiv, 233 pages : map ; 21 cm


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Jan 10, 2017

As gripping as the movie. A detailed account of the factors that came together to create a monstrous storm that doomed the sailors on the sword fishing boat Andrea Gail in the North Atlantic in October 1991.

Nov 09, 2012

Mr. Junger's account of this storm is so vivid; the movie is pale in comparison. My appreciation of the heroic job the Coast Guard does in rescuing people increased dramatically after reading it. I also have a greater appreciation of the people who go to sea in order to provide us with tasty seafood.

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