Author(s): Sebastian Junger
From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone and a deadly canyon fire in Idaho to guerilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this thriller will take you where you wouldn't dream of going on your own.
2002. A near fine, unmarked copy.
'This is frontline reporting of the highest order from the dangerous, blade-sharp edge of things.' The Times 'His language, as powerful as the most abrasive undercurrent, describes an exceptional tug of war with the elements.' Alex O'Connell, The Times 'He writes like a poet who has been to meteorology school.' Ruth Rendell, Daily Telegraph 'Detail blazes through these chapters like the fiercest fire storm, yet the writing is invariably controlled, never breathless...Junger is an excellent story teller.' Sunday Telegraph PRAISE FOR THE PERFECT STORM: 'Junger moves seamlessly between the wrenching human dramas and the awesome details of the storm. Terrifying, exhilarating, humbling and unforgettable.' Daily Mail 'It will become a classic for the jaded modern world...it confirms your wildest hopes of quiet heroism as well as your greatest fears.' Independent
Sebastian Junger grew up in New England and has worked as a tree-feller, Bosnian correspondent, journalist and adventurer. His first book, The Perfect Storm, has spent over four years on the bestseller lists and its film adaptation was a huge box-office success. Junger is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He has also written for magazines including Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic Adventure.