If You Like... The Perfect Storm...|
Try These Authors/Titles
Are you a fan of Sebastian Junger's 1997 bestseller The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea? You're not alone -- Junger's classic non-fiction book held a position on the New York Times Bestsellers list for quite a long time, was turned into a successful movie starring George Clooney, and is still a popular favorite for book discussion groups after over 10 years! The Perfect Storm is a gritty, engaging look at "the perfect storm" -- a tempest that may happen only once in a century--a nor'easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the "Andrea Gail," a commercial fishing boat tragically headed toward the storm's hellish center. A number of authors in recent years have compiled detailed looks at "Man vs. Nature" topics, similar to Junger's volume
The authors listed below write works in a similar style to Junger's, although some of them may write works that are similar to The Perfect Storm in only broad strokes. This list focuses primarily on books published in the last 20-or-so years. We recommend reading the jacket blurbs on any of these authors' works before you commit to an entire book. The titles below are hotlinked to their holdings in our catalog, so that you may check on the availability of these books at the various branches of the Lincoln City Libraries.
Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America by Jim Murphy [j551.555 Mur]posted to the BookGuide web site October 2008 sdc
last updated October 2008 sdc
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