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Guest Host: Susan Page
In 1991, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history developed in the North Atlantic. "The Perfect Storm," Sebastian Junger’s account of a fishing boat caught in the tempest, was a best-seller and has now been made into a Hollywood movie. The July Readers’ Review panel discusses this tense and true story.
- Valerie Babb professor of English at Georgetown University
- Kermit Moyer author of "The Chester Chronicles" professor emeritus of literature, American University
- Patricia Griffith novelist and associate professor of English at George Washington University
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