The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts -- based swordfishing boat the Andrea Gail, which vanished with all six crew members... show more
In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts -- based swordfishing boat the Andrea Gail, which vanished with all six crew members aboard. Through the story of the doomed crew, Sebastian Junger's phenomenal bestseller takes us into the very heart of the storm -- recreating with stunning immediacy what it feels like to be caught, helpless, in the grip of a force beyond understanding or control.
Publish date: June 1st 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Follows the chain of events that led to the disappearance of the Andrea Gail during 1991's perfect storm of the title.Using interviews with survivors from other ships, and friends and family of the missing crew, Junger puts together a potted history of the fishing industry and the effect it has on t...
This is going to be my first review in English, just for the sake of improving my writing skills. And now I am quite excited how it is going to work. So here we go. “The Perfect Storm” is actually a reread. In the late 90s my aunt gave me the German translation of the book and said to me, that I´m...
The perfect book. If your idea of it was formed by the (imo) not very good film adapted from it, well, don't judge it from that. I found this book riveting, and absolutely nothing created by special effects technicians can match the awe-inspiring description of rogue waves. And just about nothing, n...
Amazing book. Very technical and harrowing.
I watched the movie so knew the end yet the book was still gripping. Written with an insiders eye for detail. I felt I understood what these people were thinking and feeling. I now have a greater appreciation for the dangers of the sea and the people who go forth so seemingly without a thought for t...