The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 039307661X
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Release: 1997-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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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.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780007324385
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Release: 2010-06-24
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 that offers no escape.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 227
ISBN: 039304016X
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Release: 1997
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. Tour.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780393337013
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Release: 2009-06-29
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.

Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Alone on the Ice  The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Author: David Roberts
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393089646
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Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

A Death in Belmont

A Death in Belmont
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393077373
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Release: 2006-04-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

Last Man Off

Last Man Off
Author: Matt Lewis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780698187559
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A sinister version of The Perfect Storm. Thrilling.”—Sunday Times (UK) For readers of The Perfect Storm, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Into the Wild There’s nothing that armchair adventure lovers relish more than a gripping true story of disaster and heroism, and Last Man Off delivers all that against a breathtaking backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had just started his dream job as a scientific observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat in the waters off Antarctica. As the crew haul in the line for the day, a storm begins to brew. When the captain vanishes and they are forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins.

Ten Hours Until Dawn

Ten Hours Until Dawn
Author: Michael J. Tougias
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1429909617
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard's efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard. Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea, in Ten Hours Until Dawn.

CLASSICS The Perfect Storm

CLASSICS The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1020262089
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Fire

Fire
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0393077055
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Release: 2001-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forest fires, terrorism, war: explorations of danger by the author of The Perfect Storm. In Fire, Sebastian Junger brings to bear the same meticulous prose that made A Perfect Storm a modern classic onto the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force—an out-of-control inferno burning in the steep canyons of Idaho—and the cast of characters risking everything to bring that force under control. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.

Adrift

Adrift
Author: Steven Callahan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0547526563
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Release: 2002-10-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

Fatal Forecast

Fatal Forecast
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Mike Tougias
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780743297042
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Release: 2009-06-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival. Reprint.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0007887299
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0606156755
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Release: 1998-07
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
Author: Michael J. Tougias,Casey Sherman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781501127175
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Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Documents the 1952 Coast Guard mission to save the crews of two oil tankers that were torn in half by the force of one of New England's worst nor'easters.

The Hungry Ocean

The Hungry Ocean
Author: Linda Greenlaw
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780786871353
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Release: 2001-08-01
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman. I am a fisherman. . . . I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I am a thirty-seven-year-old tomboy. It's a word I have never outgrown." Greenlaw also happens to be one of the most successful fishermen in the Grand Banks commercial fleet, though until the publication of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, "nobody cared." Greenlaw's boat, the Hannah Boden, was the sister ship to the doomed Andrea Gail, which disappeared in the mother of all storms in 1991 and became the focus of Junger's book. The Hungry Ocean, Greenlaw's account of a monthlong swordfishing trip over 1,000 nautical miles out to sea, tells the story of what happens when things go right--proving, in the process, that every successful voyage is a study in narrowly averted disaster. There is the weather, the constant danger of mechanical failure, the perils of controlling five sleep-, women-, and booze-deprived young fishermen in close quarters, not to mention the threat of a bad fishing run: "If we don't catch fish, we don't get paid, period. In short, there is no labor union." Greenlaw's straightforward, uncluttered prose underscores the qualities that make her a good captain, regardless of gender: fairness, physical and mental endurance, obsessive attention to detail. But, ultimately, Greenlaw proves that the love of fishing--in all of its grueling, isolating, suspenseful glory--is a matter of the heart and blood, not the mind. "I knew that the ocean had stories to tell me, all I needed to do was listen." --Svenja Soldovieri

The Cat Who Tailed a Thief

The Cat Who Tailed a Thief
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0515122408
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Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feline sleuths Koko and Yum Yum, and their owner Jim Qwilleran, sniff out a trail of clues when a local banker dies leaving behind a flashy young widow and an unfinished house-restoration project. Reprint.

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101221570
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Release: 2001-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

Into the Raging Sea

Into the Raging Sea
Author: Rachel Slade
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062699718
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF JANET MASLIN’S MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE SUMMER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE ONE OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE’S BEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR SO FAR “A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea.”—Douglas Preston, New York Times Book Review “A Perfect Storm for a new generation.” —Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson’s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0780435184
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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