The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Book - 2009
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The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century, this is the story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed fishing boat with her crew of six that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2009
ISBN: 9780393337013
0393337014
Characteristics: xiv, 233 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm

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izzyrayne52
Mar 23, 2018

This was a very interesting and moving novel. It was amazing how Sebastian Junger managed to piece together a coherent novel without any first-hand viewpoints. The movie wasn't nearly as detailed or vivid, but it was still pretty close to the novel. I'd recommend this book to adventurers, fishers, and sea-lovers.

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dionyzus
Jan 10, 2017

As gripping as the movie. A detailed account of the factors that came together to create a monstrous storm that doomed the sailors on the sword fishing boat Andrea Gail in the North Atlantic in October 1991.

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sess430
Nov 09, 2012

Mr. Junger's account of this storm is so vivid; the movie is pale in comparison. My appreciation of the heroic job the Coast Guard does in rescuing people increased dramatically after reading it. I also have a greater appreciation of the people who go to sea in order to provide us with tasty seafood.

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