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

Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997-05-17
Category : Nature
ISBN : 039307661X
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Total Download : 890

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Book Summary: "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

Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2010-06-24
Category : History
ISBN : 9780007324385
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Total Download : 219

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1997
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 039304016X
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Total Download : 240

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Sebastian Junger
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2006-04-17
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 0393077373
File Size : 11,8 Mb
Total Download : 850

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Patrick Hollingworth
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-01-20
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780730328285
File Size : 25,9 Mb
Total Download : 319

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Phoebe Rivers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-10-15
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781442489608
File Size : 20,8 Mb
Total Download : 169

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Book Summary: 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

Author : Nelson Simon
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2021-10-26
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781641604109
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Total Download : 310

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Book Summary: "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.

Surviving the Perfect Storm

Author : Michael Canet
Publisher : Advantage Media Group
Release : 2012-04
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781599323084
File Size : 38,8 Mb
Total Download : 667

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Book Summary: 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.