The Perfect Storm is a creative nonfiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1997. The paperback edition (ISBN 0- 06-097747-7) followed in 1999 from HarperCollins' Perennial imprint. The book is about the 1991 Perfect Storm that hit North America between October 28 and ...
Jun 5, 1997 ... The title of Sebastian Junger's powerful book, "The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea," is not meant to be celebratory. Rather, Junger, a freelance journalist, intends the phrase "perfect storm" to be read "in the meteorological sense: a storm that could not possibly have been worse.".
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Jun 13, 2010 ... Classic review: The Perfect Storm ... Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm is both a meditation on, and an exciting account of, weather gone awry. He integrates meteorological ... Junger explains how Bob Case, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Boston, coined the phrase in the book's title.
In meteorological jargon, a perfect storm is one unsurpassed in ferocity and duration--a description that fits the so-called Halloween Gale of October 1991 in the western Atlantic. Junger, who has.
May 20, 2010 ... The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a "perfect'' storm (that is, one formed of an almost unique combination of factors), a monstrous tempest that couldn't ... Reading this gripping book is likely to make the would-be sailor feel both awed and a little frightened by nature's remorseless power.
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*Starred Review* Junger's most recent book, War (2010), which recounts his experiences with combat troops in war-torn Afghanistan, embodies both his ongoing fascination with life “on the tip of the spear” and his public image as a square-jawed danger-seeker. But it was The Perfect Storm (1997), written while he was a ...