This is the story of that storm, told through the accounts of individual fishing boats caught up in the maelstrom, their families waiting anxiously for news of their return the rescue services scrambled to save them. It is the story of the old battle between the fisherman and the sea, between man and Nature, that awesome and capricious powerwhich can transform the surface of the Atlantic into an impossible tumult of water walls and gaping voids, with the capacity to break an oil tanker in two.
In A Death in Belmont, a narrowly averted tragedy for Junger's family opens out into an electrifying exploration of race and justice in America. By turns exciting andsubtle, the narrative chronicles three lives that collide--and are ultimately destroyed--in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases inAmerica.
From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho, to the logic of guerrillawarfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this riveting collection of Junger’s nonfiction will take you places you wouldn’t dream of going to on yourown.