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ISBN: 0393337014 / ISBN-13: 9780393337013

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


The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective ... Show synopsis

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  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Sebastian Junger

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

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    233 pages

    ISBN: 0393337014
    ISBN-13: 9780393337013

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Overall customer rating: 5.000
margaret b

Overwhelming story

by margaret b on Apr 26, 2012

I was overwhelmed by this book - it is a docu-fiction well-researched for the facts and very human and very touching. It has made me want to read more by Sebastian Junger.


Perfect Storm

by werve on Aug 14, 2008

The writer did a marvelous job in going from the facts of the storm, The mens past lives ,how the ship was built and the different types of fishing vessels, The way the ocean acts in a storm and the intensity of the storm. It gives you a gut wrenching feeling almost as if you are living it, I would recomend this book to everyone.I would rate this book tops.



by emmagrace on Mar 23, 2007

An account of several people whose lives were affected (some fatally) by a storm off the northeast coast of the U.S. in the early 90's. The storm was essentially a hurricane, the extremely unlikely result of three storm systems' merging off the coast of New England. The strength and location of the storm caught many people off guard, and Junger's accounts of people who survived the storm or were involved in rescues at sea are riveting. He also provides interesting background on meteorology, seafaring, and the fishing industry. Junger is an excellent writer, and I highly recommend this book.

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