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by Sebastian Junger

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Sebastian Junger
Perennial; paperback / softback edition (1997)
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The Perfect Storm is a creative nonfiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1997.

The Perfect Storm is a creative nonfiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by W.

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Sebastian Junger THE PERFECT STORM A True Story of Men Against the Sea THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO MY FATHER, WHO FIRST INTRODUCED ME TO THE SEA Map FOREWORD RECREATING the last days of six men who disappeared at sea presented some obvious problems for me. On the one hand, I wanted to write a completely factual book that would stand on its own as a piece of journalism. Читать онлайн The Perfect Storm. A True Story of Men Against the Sea.

It was the perfect storm -a tempest that may happen only once in a century-a nor’easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse

It was the perfect storm -a tempest that may happen only once in a century-a nor’easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center. This book is dedicated to my father, who.

There is nothing imaginary about Junger’s book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real. Harrowing, relentles. nd thoroughly enjoyable. Sebastian Jungers’s chronicle of a tragedy never fails to thrill. The perfect book for the beach. Ferociously dramatic and vividly writte. .The Perfect Storm is not just the best book of the summer. It’s an indelible experience. Entertainment Weekly. It is the skillful telling of this tale that makes it so compelling. Among the most important books ever written about the sea.

In The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger conjures for the reader the meteorological conditions that created . The articles themselves are excellent. Linda Greenlaw's book The Hungry Ocean is a good companion to The Perfect Storm.

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.

Sebastian Junger is the author of The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe. He also is the co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Restrepo. His latest documentary "Hell On Earth" can been seen on NatGeo on June 11. Learn More. Sebastian Junger is the author of The Perfect Storm, War, and Tribe.

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A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan - a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul - new to book form. Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature.

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  • I saw the movie years ago and it was very impactful. My husband and I recently returned from a vacation to Gloucester, MA and it was our first visit since the huge storm in October of 1991. We had spent quite a few vacations in that area in the late 1980s and we stayed in the same place this time that we had way back then. The inn had pictures taken in the aftermath of the storm which just heightened my interest in the storm so I decided to read the book.

    While the book and the movie differ (from little things like The Crow's Nest doesn't back up to the harbor to large things like the movie's speculation of what went on on-board the Andrea Gail), if you enjoy one of them you will enjoy the other. I watched the movie again shortly after finishing the book just for comparison.

    For anyone who enjoys non-fiction books about people facing tremendous odds against nature such as climbing the huge mountains such as Everest or through-walking the Appalachian Trial, this would be a good book for you to try. As in most situations like this, each individual decision isn't necessarily bad or wrong, but when taken as a whole the results can be catastrophic.

    It also gives the reader a better understanding of the lives of the commercial fisherman on the eastern seaboard. While it is often romanticized, it is actually a very hard life with lots of grueling work that contains a lot of danger for both life and limb.

    I enjoyed the book tremendously and I am sure I will re-read it in the future. Even my husband (who isn't a big reader) found himself fascinated with it.

  • This is the movie story but it's not the movie story. This is so much more than the film. Sebastian Junger did his research, going back into history about both the fishing industry and the storms of the region, just to provide context to the story of the Halloween storm. He even worked in the area (though not in fishing) for a time in order to be accepted enough by the local people that they would talk with him about fishing, fishermen, and the Andrea Gail. I found it fascinating. And if you think the movie exaggerated things, go read about Ernie Hazard, the Fair Wind, and pitch-poling.

  • The Perfect Storm was made into a movie that only told the,sad story of,the crew of theAndrea Gail. The book is so much more! The book describes the challenging life of generations of fishermen and their families in New England. It reports the stories of people caught in the storm and efforts to save them with varying success, but beyond admirable commitment to the task. Finally, the book explains how the perfect storm was a mega-weather event and an excellent title for the book. The story is sad, of course, but keeps the reader enthralled. Sebastian Junger rights about diverse topics, but his books are well-worth reading.

  • Sebastian Junger’s book A Perfect Storm replays the Andrea Gail’s demise during an epic storm off the East Coast in the early ‘90s. The wonder of his writing stems from his ability to take the readers on their harrowing ride using facts from everything else that happened to other doomed ships and sailors during the same storm. You know from the beginning that the Andrea Gail’s crew does not survive, but he does a terrific report revealing how dangerous life (and, sadly, death) at sea can be.

  • The Andrea Gail and the events that took place in October of 1991 are brought to bear on the reader by delving into the personal lives of the men who sailed upon her. The reader is thrust into the very essence of an industry that supportes fishing under harsh and sometimes deadly environment.
    "The Perect Storm" details such a time and goes to the very heart of those who were left behind as well as giving us new respect for those lost in the storm tossed waters.
    True, the book does mix past tense with present and it does take you on a journey, spinning you from time and place while developing the story. However, it presents the facts and gives the reader a chance to understand the life of a sword boat captain and his crew.
    Junger has given the reader a glimpse into the lives of men who were doing their daily job, yet done in the face of danger. You will come away with a new found appreciation for these men and those that follow suit. I dare say you will not look upon a menu and see swordfish without reflecting upon the printed words with the "The Perfect Storm".
    It was very thought provoking and the amount of research done shows through in the final work. The errors in grammer and jargon can be overlooked due to its' fast paced style and readability. Take the time to read this book and do not skim over the contents to get to the end.

  • This well written book is not only a harrowing true story of men against the sea, but also taught me many interesting things about the dangers of commercial fishing which I found fascinating. I was not only gripped by the main events of the storm itself, but I was also interested in the human side of the relationships between wives, parents, girlfriends and the fisherman who would go to sea, maybe never to return. I was amazed at the risks that the rescue teams took, the National Guardsmen Swimmers, and Pararescue Jumpers are truely heros. As you read you understand the construction of the boat, the elements of the storm, decisions made, and how all of these may have contributed to the final outcome. The book goes much farther than the movie, and is a learning experience, as well as a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The movie, which showed unknown events as fact, and left out much of fascinating information found in the book, does not do justice to The Perfect Storm.