Perfect storm Essay

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


Author Sebastian Junger
Country United States
Language English
Subject Andrea Gail, 1991 Perfect Storm, shipwrecks
Genre Creative nonfiction
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date May 17, 1997
Media type dvd and cd
Pages xii, 227
ISBN ISBN 0-393-04016-X
OCLC Number 35397863
Dewey Decimal 974.4/5
LC Classification QC945 .J66 1997
The Perfect Storm is a creative nonfiction book written by Sebastian Junger and published by W. W. Norton & Company in 1997. The paperback edition (ISBN 0-06-097747-7) followed in 1999 from HarperCollins' Perennial imprint. The book is about the 1991 Perfect Storm that hit North America between October 28 and
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Dale "Murph" Murphy – In the story Murph is 33 years old. He is from Bradenton Beach, Florida. He is physically described to have shaggy black hair, a thin beard, and Mongolian eyes. Murph has a 3 year old child and an ex-wife named Debra. Murph is the cook for the Andrea Gail.
David "Sully" Sullivan – A hired fisherman who served to replace a worker on the Andrea Gail who dropped out of the job. Sully is well known in Gloucester for saving his entire crew on one fishing voyage.
Michael "Bugsy" Moran – A crew member on the Andrea Gail. Described as an amiable person with a crazy reputation.
Alfred Pierre – Described by Junger as, "An immense, kind Jamaican from New York City." Before departure Pierre is described as going back and forth in deciding whether he is going on the fishing trip or not. He does eventually go on the trip. Pierre is also described to be shy yet well-liked.
Other important people[edit]

Bob Brown – The owner of the Andrea Gail. Captain Billy Tyne is known for 'hate talking' to Brown and often sends messages to him through Captain Greenlaw. Junger describes Brown's reputation in Gloucester as complex. He is known for being a successful owner but criticized for being a risk taker. To some he is known as "Suicide Brown."
Linda Greenlaw – Greenlaw is captain of the Hannah Boden (sister ship to the Andrea Gail) and a friend of Billy Tyne. The two

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