The Perfect Storm
A True Story of Men Against the Sea
ISBN10: 0393337014 ISBN13: 9780393337013 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jun 29 2009 Pages: 233 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.