Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

The perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
W.W. Norton,
Pub. Date:
2009, c1997.
Language:
English
Description
In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts-based swordfishing boat the Andrea Gail, which vanished with all six crew members aboard."Drifting down on swimmers is standard rescue procedure, but the seas are so violent that Buschor keeps getting flung out of reach. There are times when he's thirty feet higher than the men trying to rescue him. . . . [I]f the boat's not going to Buschor, Buschor's going to have to go to it. SWIM! they scream over the rail. SWIM! Buschor rips off his gloves and hood and starts swimming for his life."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." When it struck in October 1991, there was virtually no warning. "She's comin' on, boys, and she's comin' on strong," radioed Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail off the coast of Nova Scotia, and soon afterward the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace.In a book taut with the fury of the elements, Sebastian Junger takes us deep into the heart of the storm, depicting with vivid detail the courage, terror, and awe that surface in such a gale. Junger illuminates a world of swordfishermen consumed by the dangerous but lucrative trade of offshore fishing, "a young man's game, a single man's game," and gives us a glimpse of their lives in the tough fishing port of Gloucester, Massachusetts; he recreates the last moments of the Andrea Gail crew and recounts the daring high-seas rescues that made heroes of some and victims of others; and he weaves together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched, to produce a rich and informed narrative. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that will leave readers with the taste of salt air on their tongues and a sense of terror of the deep.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780393337013
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 743d79a4-e8bb-4415-7ce0-23c13d308510
Grouping Title perfect storm a true story of men against the sea
Grouping Author junger sebastian
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-12 04:17:43AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-15 04:46:07AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Junger, Sebastian.
author_display Junger, Sebastian
collection_santafe On Order
detailed_location_santafe Santa Fe Public Library On Order
display_description
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 743d79a4-e8bb-4415-7ce0-23c13d308510
isbn 9780393337013
item_details ils:.b15110102|.o349004x|Santa Fe Public Library On Order|ON ORDER|||1|true|false|||||On Order||l||
itype_santafe
last_indexed 2018-12-15T11:46:07.107Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe ON ORDER
local_time_since_added_santafe 2 Months, Day, Month, On Order, Quarter, Six Months, Week, Year
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library On Order
owning_location_santafe Oliver La Farge Branch On Order
primary_isbn 9780393337013
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b15110102|Book|Books||English|W.W. Norton,|2009, c1997.|xiv, 233 p. : map ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b15110102 .o349004x On Order On Order false false true false false true
subject_facet Andrea Gail (Boat), Halloween Nor'easter, 1991, Shipwrecks -- North Atlantic Ocean, Swordfish fisheries -- New England
title_display The perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea
title_full The perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea / Sebastian Junger
title_short The perfect storm :
title_sub a true story of men against the sea
topic_facet Halloween Nor'easter, 1991, Shipwrecks, Swordfish fisheries