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Publisher Description

"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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
1997
May 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
248
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
2
MB

Customer Reviews

Joe Russ ,

Terrific Nonfiction work

Really interesting book that showsexactly what life is like for a fisherman and why he or she would risk their lives doing this difficult work. Junger gives you an idea of what the men who died were like and why they needed to fish. Gives you a look into who the fishermen were and why you would be sorry about their passing.

rshuston ,

The Perfect Documentary

My father loaned me his copy of this book a number of years ago and, although I always wanted to have a copy of my own, I never got around to getting it. That is, until it got released on the iBooks store. The book still reads like it did for me the first time. Very well researched, both exciting and terrifying, an honor to the living and very respectful of the dead. I never saw the movie, but it's been my experience that movies can never do justice to books like this. Read the book!

Solar Globe 88 ,

The people who risk their lives to save another in distress. Amazing people. Very good book

Enjoyed it. Wow

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