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

by Sebastian Junger

It was the storm of the century—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 nowarning.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 227 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.06 out of 5
  • Published January 1st 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Original Title: The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
  • ISBN: 0393050327 (ISBN13: 9780393050325)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Bobby Shatford
  • Capt. Billy Tyne
  • Dale Murphy
  • Literary Awards: Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award for Nonfiction (2007)
  • ALA Alex Award (1998)

It was the storm of the century—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 from off the coast of Nova Scotia. Soon afterward, the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace.The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller, a stark and compelling journey into the dark heart of nature that leaves listeners with a breathless sense of what it feels like to be caught, helpless, in the grip of a force beyond understanding or control.