Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author
of THE PERFECT STORM and A DEATH IN BELMONT. He is a contributing
editor to Vanity Fair, and has been awarded a National
Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism. He lives
in New York City.
Journalist Sebastian Junger spent the better part of a year embedded with a combat platoon in Afghanistan. With WAR, he returns with an intense and unflinching look at the almost inhuman difficulty of the task they face and the bonds that compel them to perform it.
October 1991. It was "the perfect storm" --- a tempest that may happen only once in a century. 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 witnessed. Except for the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards the storm's hellish center.