The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
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"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Read this book for class!👌🚢⚓
In meteorology class we are reading this and I just can't get focused and interested! There's just a lot of skipping back and forth through time periods and it's hard to focus on it. Some parts are really good and some parts are really boring! The actually story, not the explanations of things, is interesting though! I'd give the movie 5 ⭐! 👍
One of my favorite books ever
Don't compare this book to the movie at all. This book had me captivated from beginning to end. It was a great story and incredibly fun to read and informative.
What an awesome read! Sebastian Junger tells a compelling story of fishermen's lives, and the true respect we should have for the raw power of nature. I'm not usually one for reading about facts and details but I found them so interesting in this book. I was so intrigued to learn some of the 'behind the scenes' info about fishing. Must read!