Fire (Hardcover)

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For readers of "The Perfect Storm", opening this long-awaited new work by Junger will be like stepping off the deck of the "Andrea Gail" and into the inferno of a fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this new collection of Junger's nonfiction will take readers places they wouldn't dream of going to on their own.

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Publisher Lightning Source Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393010466
SKU 30774359
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0393010465
Release Date 4/10/2007
Table Of Contents <font size="+2">Contents </font> <p> <pre> Introduction........................................................xi FIRE (1992)..........................................................3 BLOWUP: WHAT WENT WRONG AT STORM KING MOUNTAIN (1994)...............43 THE WHALE HUNTERS (1995)............................................57 ESCAPE FROM KASHMIR (1996)..........................................73 KOSOVO'S VALLEY OF DEATH (1998).....................................95 DISPATCHES FROM A DEAD WAR (1999)..................................111 COLTER'S WAY (1999)................................................147 THE FORENSICS OF WAR (1999)........................................155 THE TERROR OF SIERRA LEONE (2000)..................................175 THE LION IN WINTER (2001)..........................................199 Acknowledgments....................................................223 </pre> <!--excerpt-->
Author Info
Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger attended Wesleyan University, where he studied cultural anthropology. He struggled for many years as a writer while holding down low-paying, low-prestige jobs waiting on tables, working in construction, and cutting down trees in people's backyards. The germ for what was to become THE PERFECT STORM was a newspaper article about a fishing boat disaster. Junger wrote an outline which he showed to publishers, reportedly receiving a $35,000 advance. THE PERFECT STORM was on the New York Times bestseller list for over 120 weeks and was made into a feature film in 2000. Junger is a widely sought-after writer and is able to select his topics, preferring articles on human rights and foreign locales. He has been associated with Vanity Fair magazine and the National Geographic. Junger moved to Manhattan in 1995, invested in a bar with some friends, and maintains a house on Cape Cod, which is where he wrote his bestseller.
Praise
"Deeply affecting stories of a ruthless world, natural and man-made, that will leave you stunned and distraught."
"In FIRE Sebastian Junge...has collected his penetrating, canny magazine essays and news articles."
"The accretion of minutiae is his greatest talent: he lays down the mundane beside the lyrical--patiently, without bravado."
"Junger is a splendid reporter, with an eye for the telling detail, never drawing our attention to the risks he has taken to tell us things we could not have otherwise have known."
From the Publisher
Annotation Ten pieces, including one which received a National Magazine Award for Reporting, by the author of A PERFECT STORM. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Editors Note From the best-selling author of The Perfect Storm comes a fascinating look at the inner workings of the elemental force of fire and the daring individuals who risk everything to stop the inferno burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho. 300,000 first printing.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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