The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1997-05-17
ISBN 10: 9780393076615
ISBN 13: 039307661X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN 10: 0007324383
ISBN 13: 9780007324385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780393040166
ISBN 13: 039304016X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Perfect Storm Book Review:

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.

A Death in Belmont

A Death in Belmont
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780393077377
ISBN 13: 0393077373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Death in Belmont Book Review:

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.

The Light and Fast Organisation

The Light and Fast Organisation
Author: Patrick Hollingworth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 0730328287
ISBN 13: 9780730328285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light and Fast Organisation Book Review:

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.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Phoebe Rivers
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 144248960X
ISBN 13: 9781442489608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Storm Book Review:

In the aftermath of a hurricane, Sara’s got a new secret—and an old crush—to decipher. A hurricane hits the New Jersey shore, and while Sara’s hometown of Stellamar is spared from any major damage, things will still never be the same. At home, a spirit reveals to Sara that he has a secret about her mother...but then the spirit is spooked by the storm and leaves before Sara can find out more. Sara enlists the help of her best friend, Lily, and together they try to find out what other secrets might be hidden away in the old house. At school, there are some new faces as kids from a neighboring town start attending Stellamar Middle School since their own school was damaged in the storm. One of the new kids is Mason, Sara’s summer crush. Will sparks continue to fly between Sara and Mason?

Soul of the Hurricane

Soul of the Hurricane
Author: Nelson Simon
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 1641604107
ISBN 13: 9781641604109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul of the Hurricane Book Review:

"Soul of the Hurricane is a remarkable debut from a singular storyteller." —David Isay, Peabody Award–winning creator of StoryCorps Nelson Simon didn't want to sign up as a last-minute crew member to transport a Norwegian schooner from Brooklyn to Bermuda. But one thing led to another, and there he was. He told himself that it would be a sort of pleasure cruise: a week in the Gulf Stream with a gourmet chef on board, some down time on a tropical island, then a quick flight home. What did it matter that he had practically no sailing experience? The eight other crew members had plenty—they just needed an extra pair of hands. What could possibly go wrong? It was October 1991, and the ship was Anne Kristine, the oldest continuously sailing vessel in the world. What awaited them was Hurricane Grace, the southern end of what came to be known as the "Perfect Storm." Soul of the Hurricane tells an unlikely tale that begins with an unexpected invitation and ends in the dead of night somewhere far from home, with a Coast Guard helicopter above and a dark, angry sea below.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-04-01
ISBN 10: 1459225651
ISBN 13: 9781459225657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Storm Book Review:

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….

Surviving the Perfect Storm

Surviving the Perfect Storm
Author: Michael Canet
Publsiher: Advantage Media Group
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 1599323087
ISBN 13: 9781599323084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving the Perfect Storm Book Review:

If you care about your spouse and family, If you have ever experienced stress about market losses, If having a safe, secure, predictable income stream during retirement is important, If you don't have a plan for the high cost of a nursing home or catastrophic illness, Read This Book.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Mike Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781988437491
ISBN 13: 1988437490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Storm Book Review:

Sgt. Windflower is back, untangling another swirling mystery, this one bringing the meth crisis and biker gangs to the quiet Newfoundland town of Grand Bank, feeling the sting of their deadly tentacles reaching all the way from the United States. He's working with his familiar crew of RCMP characters - but wait, are some of the faces changing? There are new challenges for Jones, an unknown side of Smithson reveals itself, and what ever happened to Tizzard? In the midst of putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Windflower and his beloved Sheila also find themselves navigating sorrows and surprises on the family front. As always, there's still great food and even better friends in the beautiful and often fog-filled community of Grand Bank. Come back to Newfoundland and Labrador for A Perfect Storm, another excellent Windflower adventure.Winner of the 2019 Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery of the Year"One of the best new mysteries to read over the holidays."- Toronto Star"Be prepared to be charmed by Windflower, a food-loving sergeant who could possibly be Canada's most polite Mountie."- Halifax Chronicle Herald"Readers seeking a fine story steeped in psychological inspection will relish both the character of Mountie Windflower and his ability to navigate the murky waters of self, community, and home."- Midwest Book Review

The Hungry Ocean

The Hungry Ocean
Author: Linda Greenlaw
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-08-01
ISBN 10: 0786871350
ISBN 13: 9780786871353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hungry Ocean Book Review:

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman. I am a fisherman. . . . I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I am a thirty-seven-year-old tomboy. It's a word I have never outgrown." Greenlaw also happens to be one of the most successful fishermen in the Grand Banks commercial fleet, though until the publication of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, "nobody cared." Greenlaw's boat, the Hannah Boden, was the sister ship to the doomed Andrea Gail, which disappeared in the mother of all storms in 1991 and became the focus of Junger's book. The Hungry Ocean, Greenlaw's account of a monthlong swordfishing trip over 1,000 nautical miles out to sea, tells the story of what happens when things go right--proving, in the process, that every successful voyage is a study in narrowly averted disaster. There is the weather, the constant danger of mechanical failure, the perils of controlling five sleep-, women-, and booze-deprived young fishermen in close quarters, not to mention the threat of a bad fishing run: "If we don't catch fish, we don't get paid, period. In short, there is no labor union." Greenlaw's straightforward, uncluttered prose underscores the qualities that make her a good captain, regardless of gender: fairness, physical and mental endurance, obsessive attention to detail. But, ultimately, Greenlaw proves that the love of fishing--in all of its grueling, isolating, suspenseful glory--is a matter of the heart and blood, not the mind. "I knew that the ocean had stories to tell me, all I needed to do was listen." --Svenja Soldovieri

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail
Author: Gillian Houghton
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2002-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780823936779
ISBN 13: 0823936775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail Book Review:

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.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1472264517
ISBN 13: 9781472264510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Perfect Storm Book Review:

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. You don't have to travel through time to experience catastrophe on an epic scale, as the disaster-magnets from St Mary's are about to find out... For Max, what starts off as a perfectly normal week is about to degenerate into a quagmire of egotistical film producers, monumental pub crawls, unsigned contracts, exploding rocks, Professor Rapson and his megaphone, the world's biggest bacon butty - and Angus - the third component of the most notorious love triangle since Menelaus, Paris and Whatshername - the one with the face they launched ships off. A Perfect Storm of calamity, devastation and misfortune only ever encountered at St Mary's. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

Dead Mountain

Dead Mountain
Author: Donnie Eichar
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1452129568
ISBN 13: 9781452129563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dead Mountain Book Review:

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller – What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened. As gripping and bizarre as Hunt for the Skin Walker: This New York Times bestseller, Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter. You'll love this real-life tale: Dead Mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, the investigators' efforts, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2009-06-29
ISBN 10: 0393337014
ISBN 13: 9780393337013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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

438 Days

438 Days
Author: Jonathan Franklin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1501116312
ISBN 13: 9781501116315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

438 Days Book Review:

Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. A “gripping saga,” (Daily Mail), 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is not only “an intense, immensely absorbing read” (Booklist) but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

The Panic of 1907

The Panic of 1907
Author: Robert F. Bruner,Sean D. Carr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN 10: 0470452587
ISBN 13: 9780470452585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Panic of 1907 Book Review:

Praise for THE PANIC OF 1907 "Before reading The Panic of 1907, the year 1907 seemed like a long time ago and a different world. The authors, however, bring this story alive in a fast-moving book, and the reader sees how events of that time are very relevant for today's financial world. In spite of all of our advances, including a stronger monetary system and modern tools for managing risk, Bruner and Carr help us understand that we are not immune to a future crisis." —Dwight B. Crane, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School "Bruner and Carr provide a thorough, masterly, and highly readable account of the 1907 crisis and its management by the great private banker J. P. Morgan. Congress heeded the lessons of 1907, launching the Federal Reserve System in 1913 to prevent banking panics and foster financial stability. We still have financial problems. But because of 1907 and Morgan, a century later we have a respected central bank as well as greater confidence in our money and our banks than our great-grandparents had in theirs." —Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, and Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University "A fascinating portrayal of the events and personalities of the crisis and panic of 1907. Lessons learned and parallels to the present have great relevance. Crises and panics are as much a part of our future as our past." —John Strangfeld, Vice Chairman, Prudential Financial "Who would have thought that a hundred years after the Panic of 1907 so much remained to be written about it? Bruner and Carr break significant new ground because they are willing to do the heavy lifting of combing through massive archival material to identify and weave together important facts. Their book will be of interest not only to banking theorists and financial historians, but also to business school and economics students, for its rare ability to teach so clearly why and how a panic unfolds." —Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University

Their Perfect Storm

Their Perfect Storm
Author: Milly Taiden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798629998648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Perfect Storm Book Review:

Book 2 of the Wintervale Packs***Another sexy reverse harem for you to keep warm***Growing up as a foster kid wasn't easy, but Adrienne White was lucky enough to have a loving family to call her own. Now, she's ready to pay their kindness forward and help a dying planet by being a surrogate. Going to Daeria will also give her the fresh start she desperately needs. What she doesn't expect is the alien planet's magic to wake up powers within her when she arrives. Four men. One woman. Adrienne was definitely not expecting to find four mates. Tempers are bound to flare when such very different personalities are in love with the same woman. Adrienne isn't having it though and puts her foot down. She wants all of them or none of them.When an ancient creature, controlled by madman, targets Adrienne for the magic running in her blood, Barret, Liam, Gavin, and Bala must work together to protect their mate and their pack before the evil takes their mate from them before they could claim her.

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance
Author: William G. Tierney
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2004-06-08
ISBN 10: 9780801879203
ISBN 13: 0801879205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance Book Review:

Carefully weighing various models and strategies, Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance provides new ways of understanding and addressing the changes that are transforming higher education.

Men Against the Sea

Men Against the Sea
Author: Charles Nordhoff,James Norman Hall
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2015-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781517180683
ISBN 13: 1517180686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Men Against the Sea Book Review:

James Norman Hall (1887-1951) was an American author best known for the novel Mutiny on the Bounty with co-author Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947) an English-born American novelist and traveler. Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, based on the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of the Bounty in 1789. It has been made into several films and a musical. It was the first of what became "The Bounty Trilogy," which continues with Men Against the Sea, and concludes with Pitcairn's Island.