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Sebastian Junger was born in 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts. He received his BA degree from Wesleyan University in Cultural Anthropology in 1984. He is a freelance journalist who writes for numerous magazines, including Outside, American Heritage, Men's Journal, and the New York Times Magazine. As vis mere an underemployed journalist who assigned himself stories and worked as a stringer for the Associated Press in Bosnia, Junger was fascinated by the dangers that people face regularly while doing ordinary jobs. Junger was working as a climber for a tree removal service when the storm occurred that provided the inspiration for his first book. The Perfect Storm (1997) is a carefully researched account of the wreck of the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail, The wreck took place during what one meteorologist called a "perfect storm"--a storm with the worst possible conditions. In order to relate the story of a disaster that left no survivors and had no eyewitnesses, Junger used a combination of sound research, technical detail, and personal insight to reconstruct the final hours. After the publication of this book he was nicknamed the new Hemingway. In 2000, this book was made into a film starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. He wrote several books such as War which is about his time spent with a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan. At the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 his documentary Restrepo won Grand Jury Prize for a domestic documentary. Junger's book, Tribe, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Sebastian Junger

War (2010) 1,833 eksemplarer
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (2016) 1,282 eksemplarer
A Death in Belmont (2006) 1,102 eksemplarer
Fire (2001) 788 eksemplarer
Freedom (2021) 172 eksemplarer
Restrepo (2013) 20 eksemplarer
Extreme Earth (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Perfect Storm [abridged] (1997) 11 eksemplarer
Service: Platon (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Korengal (2014) 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Moth (2013) — Bidragyder — 285 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 219 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
Rough Water: Stories of Survival from the Sea (1998) — Bidragyder — 85 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2002 (2002) — Introduktion — 69 eksemplarer
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer

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Afghanistan (176) antologi (76) biografi (120) Boston Strangler (49) bøger om bøger (48) disaster (90) disasters (55) ebog (48) erindringer (59) essays (187) eventyr (231) faglitteratur (1,306) fishing (140) historie (338) journalisme (116) krig (197) kriminalitet (49) lydbog (48) læst (115) maritime (46) Massachusetts (75) militær (103) militærhistorie (58) natur (67) nautical (49) New England (97) ocean (47) overlevelse (80) psykologi (70) sea (91) shipwrecks (47) Skal læses (531) skrivning (46) skønlitteratur (119) sociologi (63) storms (79) true crime (140) ulæst (59) USA (59) vejr (114)

Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Junger, Sebastian
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
Wesleyan University (BA | Cultural Anthropology)
Deghati, Reza (colleague)
Vanity Fair
Priser og hædersbevisninger
National Magazine Award
SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism
Kort biografi
Sebastian Junger is a freelance journalist and award-winning author with expertise in covering dangerous work around the globe. He has reported from such places as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Kashmir, Cyprus, the American West and, most recently, Afghanistan.



Un clásico moderno: la historia de la tormenta del siglo.

En octubre de 1991 tuvo lugar lo que los meteorólogos denominaron «la tormenta del siglo», un fenómeno imprevisto que azotó la costa este de Norteamérica fruto de una insólita combinación de factores. Con olas de más de treinta metros de altura y vientos de 180 kilómetros por hora, la tormenta sacudió el mar con una violencia extraordinaria.

En La tormenta perfecta, Junger describe las condiciones que dieron lugar a este hecho sin precedentes y reconstruye minuciosamente tres emocionantes historias, la de los seis tripulantes del pesquero Andrea Gail –que desaparecieron a cientos de kilómetros de su hogar en Gloucester, Massachusetts–, la de un velero atrapado en plena tormenta y la del rescate de los tripulantes de un helicóptero de salvamento que cayó al mar.

A partir de una extensa serie de fuentes, que van de comunicaciones por radio a relatos de testigos, Junger recrea con impresionante tensión narrativa la lucha de estos hombres por su supervivencia y traza un magnífico retrato de la gente de mar.

Convertida en un bestseller desde su aparición en 1997, esta crónica sobrecogedora está considerada ya un clásico del género.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | 91 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |
Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. By definition, nostalgia ignores all the yucky realities and retains all the unreasonably bloated ease, simplicity, and pleasure of a past time. Tribe is well-intentioned and makes some damn good points. I really loved it for a few chapters. But it ultimately got so lost in idealizing institutions and groups that had plenty of downsides, I was no longer swayed.
stickersthatmatter | 40 andre anmeldelser | May 29, 2023 |
I’m very impressed with the amount of research that went into The Perfect Storm, and with Junger’s ability to arrange it all in a manner that was both easy to follow and didn’t slog the reader down in too much technical data. The individuals’ stories, such as those of the men lost aboard the Andrea Gail, added a lot to the story. My only real complaint involves a personal preference - I could have done without the ‘biological responses to drowning’ section as I felt it to be in poor taste.… (mere)
dinahmine | 91 andre anmeldelser | Mar 25, 2023 |
In this little book, Junger deftly summarizes a lot of themes about what humans need, how they cope, and how our modern world fails to acknowledge and/or provide them: psychological, sociological, political.

It's in no way unfair, he gives modernity props where they're due. It's just that, like all human endeavors, it's imperfect and because of its pace, we've gone down certain roads much more quickly than we can adapt to (culturally, but obviously evolutionarily too) and lost sight of how to be, for lack of a better way to put it, human to one another.

As the subtitle hints, he focuses on those returning home, which in this day and age, frequently means soldiers but also includes, for example, Peace Corps volunteers. However, the issues raised apply more broadly and anyone who cares about our modern discontents should take a couple hours to read this.
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qaphsiel | 40 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2023 |



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