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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays exploring dangerous situations discusses wildfires in the western United States, the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, war zones in Kosovo and Afghanistan, and a hostage crisis in Kashmir.

Norton Pub
For readers and viewers of The Perfect Storm, opening this long-awaited new work by Sebastian 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. Here is the same meticulous prose brought to bear on the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force; here is a cast of characters risking everything in an effort to bring that force under control.Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. 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 you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.
Forest fires, terrorism, war: explorations of danger by the author of The Perfect Storm.

& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393010466
Branch Call Number: 909.829 JUN
Characteristics: xv, 224 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 06, 2018

Another illuminating book by the author of "War" and "The Perfect Storm". (Do not allow the uninspired movie adaptation dissuade you from reading the latter.)

Jul 04, 2018

A collection of long format journalistic pieces; my favorites were "colter's way", "forensic of war", and "terror in Sierra Leone".

Mar 08, 2010

A great collection of essays about an astounding collection of experiences. I hope this author comes to town, would love to meet him. You must read the last chapter on the Taliban


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Apr 25, 2012

Perfect guide for setting fire to the rain, watching it burn, and touching your face.


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