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

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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.

The Light and Fast Organisation

The Light and Fast Organisation
Author: Patrick Hollingworth
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780730328285
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Release: 2016-01-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cut the organisational and operational dead weight to climb higher, faster The Light and Fast Organisation presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - has become the dominant mode of modern business, and leaders are overwhelmed. Competition and instability has increased while barriers to entry have fallen, chronic employee disengagement is on the rise and the global economic recovery is incredibly fragile; business leaders are uncomfortable, with threats to their business looming on all sides. This book proposes an alternative to the VUCA paradigm, one in which we learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and a model for helping your organisation climb above the fray. Case studies from both business and mountaineering illustrate the benefits and practicalities of becoming light, fast, and agile and underscore the importance of self-awareness and self-reliance in minimising your exposure to risk. Business and mountaineering share many parallels, including frequent operation outside of the comfort zone. This book shows you the strong skills and effective strategies you need to reach the summit. Get comfortable with discomfort Adopt an 'Alpine Style' approach to business Operate outside of the VUCA paradigm Stretch outside your comfort zone to achieve more, faster Leaders must accept the current VUCA state and assess their preparedness, but it's possible to move beyond it by ingraining a 'light and fast' approach at the core of their organisations' values and operations. It's only through reaching beyond the 'safe' zone that we learn what we're made of, and build the foundations for successful leadership and teamwork. The Light and Fast Organisation is your practical coach for climbing the mountain, and your guide to the quickest route to the summit.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459225657
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He never saw her coming… Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him. Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….

The Church of the Perfect Storm

The Church of the Perfect Storm
Author: Leonard Sweet
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781426724664
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Abingdon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The church is heading into a “perfect storm” of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such “category 5" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a “perfect storm” that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and cry out for relief. Or, when everything is spinning and whirling in the wind, the church can go out to meet the storm, embrace the gale, . . . and pass out kites. From the Circuit Rider review: "Like other books Sweet has written and compiled, The Church of the Perfect Storm is thought-provoking and compelling. The material flows in such a way that allows readers to grasp the gravity of the situation. However, as with most futuristic material, there is also a sense in which readers may want to know: 'Okay, now what? Where do we need to steer this ship? Are mainline and evangelical churches so off-course as to fail to weather the rising tides that are here and soon coming?' Readers of this volume may enjoy the description of a post-Christendom world, but they may also want to know more about the prescription for the days ahead. (Click here to read the entire review.)

The Perfect Storm Is Coming

The Perfect Storm Is Coming
Author: I B E, Incorporated
Pages: 86
ISBN: 0978584805
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Release: 2006
Editor: Inspiration Books East Inc.
Language: en

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The Wreck of the Andrea Gail

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail
Author: Gillian Houghton
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0823936775
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Release: 2002-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the sinking of the successful swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, in what was later called "The Perfect Storm," events leading up to the shipwreck, the investigation that followed, and ongoing public interest in the tragedy.

Our Perfect Storm

Our Perfect Storm
Author: Naomi Thomas
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781098091644
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Release: 2021-06-23
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On the battlefield the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no Veteran behind. —Dan Lipinski We told them that we did not want anyone to get in trouble. We told them that we just wanted to find out what was really wrong with Chad and get on with our lives. We told them that we wanted the nightmare to be over with. We were exhausted, we were broken, we were almost defeated... Naomi first described what happened to them as a nightmare. Looking back years later, she realizes that it was not a nightmare; it was a perfect storm. This is a true story of how an Army Veteran was misdiagnosed, mistreated, and almost lost his leg and his life. This is a story of how his wife/nurse/patient advocate fought for him. This is a story of how this tragedy led them to Jesus and how their lives were forever changed.

Seaworthy

Seaworthy
Author: Linda Greenlaw
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101434710
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling author's sequel to The Hungry Ocean--a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing Linda Greenlaw hadn't been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren't paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, she's a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat's lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail. Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.

25 Years After

25 Years After
Author: Anonim
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1597256927
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beautiful, keepsake coffee-table book includes our award-winning coverage of the storm in 1991, photos of the filming of the movie in 1999, and more.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Mike Martin
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1988437490
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Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sgt. Windflower is back, untangling another swirling mystery, this one bringing the meth crisis and biker gangs to the quiet Newfoundland town of Grand Bank, feeling the sting of their deadly tentacles reaching all the way from the United States. He's working with his familiar crew of RCMP characters - but wait, are some of the faces changing? There are new challenges for Jones, an unknown side of Smithson reveals itself, and what ever happened to Tizzard? In the midst of putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Windflower and his beloved Sheila also find themselves navigating sorrows and surprises on the family front. As always, there's still great food and even better friends in the beautiful and often fog-filled community of Grand Bank. Come back to Newfoundland and Labrador for A Perfect Storm, another excellent Windflower adventure.Winner of the 2019 Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery of the Year"One of the best new mysteries to read over the holidays."- Toronto Star"Be prepared to be charmed by Windflower, a food-loving sergeant who could possibly be Canada's most polite Mountie."- Halifax Chronicle Herald"Readers seeking a fine story steeped in psychological inspection will relish both the character of Mountie Windflower and his ability to navigate the murky waters of self, community, and home."- Midwest Book Review

Men Against the Sea

Men Against the Sea
Author: James Norman Hall,Charles Bernard Nordhoff
Pages: 147
ISBN: EAN:4066338048738
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Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Men Against the Sea" by James Norman Hall, Charles Bernard Nordhoff. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Priscilla the Perfect Storm

Priscilla   the Perfect Storm
Author: Stephie McCumbee
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781545721575
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Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Boys Town Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Priscilla is a perfectionist. When things don't go as planned, Priscilla and everyone around her gets caught up in her perfect storm. Join Priscilla as she learns how she can stay calm and deal with her frustration the right way.

Surviving the Perfect Storm

Surviving the Perfect Storm
Author: Michael Canet
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781599323084
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Release: 2012-04
Editor: Advantage Media Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you care about your spouse and family, If you have ever experienced stress about market losses, If having a safe, secure, predictable income stream during retirement is important, If you don't have a plan for the high cost of a nursing home or catastrophic illness, Read This Book.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Rhonda Laurel
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781941692288
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Release: 2014-10-17
Editor: Etopia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Blake Boys Book Six Sometimes you have to tear everything down and start over… Private security specialist Samantha Jane Carson gets the surprise of her life when she arrives at Blake Enterprises for the annual security audit. Instead of her usual contact, she’s greeted by the company president himself, the sexy and elusive J.J. Blake. It’s her job to know everything about the Blake family, and J.J.’s recent divorce is the talk of the town. Women are lined up to become the next Mrs. Blake, and who wouldn’t want to be? J.J.’s gorgeous, rich, and has stormy green eyes that hold women captive. J.J. Blake is making some major changes in his life. Freshly divorced from ex-wife Eden, he’s building a new house, coming to terms with the injury that ended his NFL career, and is ready to start fresh—without romance complicating things. His friends and family encourage him to get back into the dating pool, but he’d rather not be sucked into those rough waters again. Work is the obvious diversion, and he opts to handle the security audit himself for some good old-fashioned guy/tech work. But when Sam Carson walks into his office, J.J.’s brought up short. The “Sam” he was expecting turns out to be Samantha—beautiful, smart, and a tough-as-nails ex-cop in a polished, professional package. And she’s just the kind of woman who could drag him under… Keywords: interracial romance, multicultural, private security, country, ranch, football, bwwm

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