Sebastian Junger is an American journalist, author, and filmmaker. He is well noted for his 1997 book, The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, and with the success of this non-fiction book, Junger was touted as a new Hemingway. His work stimulated renewed interest in adventure non-fiction. The book received a large pre-publication deal for movie rights, was on the New York Times bestseller list for a year in the hardback edition, and for two years in paperback.
Alongside British photographer Tim Hetherington, Junger created The Other War: Afghanistan, produced with ABC News and Vanity Fair. It was shown on Nightline in September 2008 and the two men shared the DuPont-Columbia Award for broadcast journalism for the work.
In Junger’s latest book, Freedom, he uses personal experience gathered while on an expedition along the east coast railroad lines along with history to examine human nature as it searches for the balance between community and freedom.
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