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Like a Greek drama, The Perfect Storm builds slowly and inexorably to its tragic climax. The book weaves the history of the fishing industry and the science of predicting storms into the quotidian lives of those aboard the Andrea Gail and of others who would soon find themselves in the fury of the storm. Junger does a remarkable job of explaining a convergence of meteorological and human events in terms that make them both comprehensible and unforgettable.
"[A] true-adventure story."
"Powerful. . .gripping."
-- New York Times
-- Entertainment Weekly
-- Boston Globe
"Junger's compassionate, intelligent voice instructs us effortlessly on the sea life of the swordfisherman ... It is a terrifying, edifying read."
-- Dava Sobel, author of Longitude
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