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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea - Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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Meteorologists called the storm that hit North America's eastern seaboard in October 1991 a "perfect storm" because of the rare combination of factors that created it. For everyone else, it was perfect hell. In The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger conjures for the reader the meteorological... show more
Meteorologists called the storm that hit North America's eastern seaboard in October 1991 a "perfect storm" because of the rare combination of factors that created it. For everyone else, it was perfect hell. In The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger conjures for the reader the meteorological conditions that created the "storm of the century" and the impact the storm had on many of the people caught in it. Chief among these are the six crew members of the swordfish boat the Andrea Gail, all of whom were lost 500 miles from home beneath roiling seas and high waves. Working from published material, radio dialogues, eyewitness accounts and the experiences of people who have survived similar events, Junger attempts to re-create the last moments of the Andrea Gail as well as the perilous high-seas rescues of other victims of the storm. Like a Greek drama, The Perfect Storm builds slowly and inexorably to its tragic climax. The book weaves the history of the fishing industry and the science of predicting storms into the quotidian lives of those aboard the Andrea Gail and of others who would soon find themselves in the fury of the storm. Junger does a remarkable job of explaining a convergence of meteorological and human events in terms that make them both comprehensible and unforgettable. --Christine Buttery
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B004APA538
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5.0 The Perfect Storm
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...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Perfect Storm
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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...
JosephTurkot
JosephTurkot rated it
Amazing book. Very technical and harrowing.
Danalion
Danalion rated it
3.0 The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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...
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