The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

By Sebastian Junger
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."


INTERVIEWS: Peter D. Kiernan on Business and Books

Posted June 11, 2015, 9:00 AM with category of Innovation & Creativity
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JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Uncertainty

Posted September 8, 2011, 9:46 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
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NEWS & OPINION: An Embarrassment of Riches

Posted October 6, 2010, 2:38 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
In 1997, Sebastian Junger wrote a great book called The Perfect Storm. The phrase, “a perfect storm” is used when multiple things come together to create an extraordinary experience. That thought fleeted through my mind last night as I sat reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, because, including Freedom, I’m actually reading three brilliant books in three rather different genres. Read more


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Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date 06/01/2009
Pages 233
ISBN-13 9780393337013
ISBN-10 0393337014
Language English

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