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The Perfect Storm - Foreword Summary & Analysis

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Foreword Summary

The author gives his vision for The Perfect Storm. He wants the book to be "completely factual." If there are any direct quotes, every word was properly recorded in an interview he did with the principal. He does not make up any dialogue.

Junger says he uses the term "perfect storm" in a meteorological sense. He means no disrespect or insult to the people who died or to the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy.

Foreword Analysis

This genre of books is a mixture of journalistic reporting and literature created by Truman Capote in 1960 with his masterpiece, In Cold Blood. Many authors, such as Carl Bernstein and Robert Woodward, narrate whole conversations in direct quotations even though none of them were recorded. Junger also makes up whole conversations between characters but he does not put them in quotation marks.

Although Junger's intention of writing a...

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