The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times 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." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997-05-17
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 039307661X


The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.

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Genre : History
Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2010-06-24
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780007324385


The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts. Tour.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 227 Pages
ISBN : 039304016X


The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

The Perfect Storm A True Story Of Men Against The Sea

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-06-29
Total Pages : 233 Pages
ISBN : 9780393337013


The Light And Fast Organisation

The Light And Fast Organisation

Cut the organisational and operational dead weight to climb higher, faster The Light and Fast Organisation presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - has become the dominant mode of modern business, and leaders are overwhelmed. Competition and instability has increased while barriers to entry have fallen, chronic employee disengagement is on the rise and the global economic recovery is incredibly fragile; business leaders are uncomfortable, with threats to their business looming on all sides. This book proposes an alternative to the VUCA paradigm, one in which we learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and a model for helping your organisation climb above the fray. Case studies from both business and mountaineering illustrate the benefits and practicalities of becoming light, fast, and agile and underscore the importance of self-awareness and self-reliance in minimising your exposure to risk. Business and mountaineering share many parallels, including frequent operation outside of the comfort zone. This book shows you the strong skills and effective strategies you need to reach the summit. Get comfortable with discomfort Adopt an 'Alpine Style' approach to business Operate outside of the VUCA paradigm Stretch outside your comfort zone to achieve more, faster Leaders must accept the current VUCA state and assess their preparedness, but it's possible to move beyond it by ingraining a 'light and fast' approach at the core of their organisations' values and operations. It's only through reaching beyond the 'safe' zone that we learn what we're made of, and build the foundations for successful leadership and teamwork. The Light and Fast Organisation is your practical coach for climbing the mountain, and your guide to the quickest route to the summit.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Patrick Hollingworth
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-01-20
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780730328285


Alone On The Ice The Greatest Survival Story In The History Of Exploration

Alone On The Ice The Greatest Survival Story In The History Of Exploration

"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

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Genre : History
Author : David Roberts
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2013-01-28
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780393089646


Ten Hours Until Dawn

Ten Hours Until Dawn

In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard's efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard. Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea, in Ten Hours Until Dawn.

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Genre : History
Author : Michael J. Tougias
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-04-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 1429909617


A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

He never saw her coming… Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him. Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lori Foster
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-04-01
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781459225657


A Death In Belmont

A Death In Belmont

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2006-04-17
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0393077373


The Wreck Of The Andrea Gail

The Wreck Of The Andrea Gail

Recounts the sinking of the successful swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, in what was later called "The Perfect Storm," events leading up to the shipwreck, the investigation that followed, and ongoing public interest in the tragedy.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Gillian Houghton
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2002-12-15
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 0823936775