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

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In 1991, a confluence of weather events created a "perfect storm" generating a tempest of epic proportions in the Atlantic. Junger's riveting  depiction of the Gloucester fishing community before and during the storm is a gripping account of the harsh realities of this dangerous industry. Tragically, the herculean rescue efforts in search of the crew of doomed sword fishing boat The Andrea Gail are not a match for the wrath of nature.

— Julie


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393337013
ISBN-10: 0393337014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 1st, 2009
Pages: 233
Language: English