The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Large Print - 1997
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Recounts the 1991 loss at sea of the New England fishing boat "Andrea Gail" in the "perfect storm" that resulted from the explosive convergence of several high-energy weather fronts. Depicts a fisherman's harsh life and gives a likely account of the vessel's final hour before sinking. Vividly portrays failed rescue efforts and people drowning.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1997
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780786212170
0786212179
Branch Call Number: LP 974.45 JUN NVD
Characteristics: 371 p. (large print) : map ; 23 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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