by Sebastian Junger
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October 1991. It was "the perfect storm" - a tempest that may happen only once in a century - a nor'easter created by so rare a combination of weather conditions that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves one hundred feet high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels. Tragically, the six-man crew of the swordfish boat ANDREA GAIL headed directly towards the storm's inescapable center. Things got ugly quickly, unexpectedly. Working from published material, radio dialogues, eyewitness accounts, and the experiences of people who have survived similar storms, Junger attempts to re-create the last, fatal, moments of the ANDREA GAIL as well as the heart-stopping rescues of other victims of the storm.
"...a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it." (Los Angeles Times Book Review)
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