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Another Great Day At Sea

Author : Geoff Dyer
ISBN : 9780307911599
Genre : Transportation
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From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer’s experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original—and funniest—voices in literature. Another Great Day at Sea is the definitive work of an author whose books defy definition. From the Hardcover edition.

Dark Waters Of The Pacific Ocean

Author : Theron Dale Ledford
ISBN : 9781366178541
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Private Journal From a Religious Program Specialist in the Navy. Historical Record of the Final Voyage of the USS HALSEY CG-23. 1992-1994.Deals with mature subject matter. Struggles of a Christian in the US NAVY.

Jon Cornwall S Adventures

Author : DAVID HIGGINS
ISBN : 9781477241738
Genre : Fiction
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John Cornwall started life as your original thin, asthmatic eight stone weakling who meets his first love only to see her snatched away from him by a brutal murderer. This sparks a unique skill in him that will change his life forever. As he slowly develops this new found skill he is able to use it to track down and seek revenge for the murder of his girlfriend. However, the use of this skill does not go unnoticed and soon a Chief Forensic Officer begins investigating only to discover that there is more to John than meets the eye. All the time John is also being secretly observed and evaluated. John joins the Ministry of Defence and becomes embroiled in a major conspiracy which threatens his very life and belief in what is right and wrong, while his own private life suffers even more tragedy when the beautiful Vivian enters his life. John will need all his new found skill and more to help him just survive, but at what cost? This book marks the first of a series of John Cornwall adventures.

All At Sea With Truffles

Author : Sheila Collins
ISBN : 9781908382993
Genre : Pets
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Truffles, the celebrity tabby cat of mature years (it would be far too impolite to state her exact age here), puts pen to paper once again to share her unique and delightfully amusing observations of the human world around her, this time embarking on a totally new adventure on the ocean waves, finding her sea paws as she sets sail on a luxury (as befits a superior and sophisticated feline) ship with cruise aficionado Sheila, her long-term carer and provider of every possible need. New sights, sounds, smells, tastes and experiences face Truffles at every turn, from the tiresome car journey and undignified customs procedures to the mystifying and sometimes frightening onboard facilities and activities. Allowed to leave her stateroom to peruse all the non-eating areas - on a lead with matching collar, of course, and wearing a purrfectly preened catsuit - Truffles revels in being the centre of attention, maintaining an outward air of decorum at all times, even when her nine lives are tested to the core. A fantastic insight into the mind of a cat and the puzzles and mysteries created by events and practices that we all take for granted without question, and also a tantalising taster for those humans that haven’t yet been tempted by the cruising lifestyle. One thing’s for sure: Truffles can highly recommend it (oh, and Sheila, too)!

Fortune S Whirlwind

Author : Richard Dickeson
ISBN : 9780595332212
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the colorful backdrop of events that gave rise to a fledgling century of technology, this vibrant novel of romance and adventure introduces a stunning new figure to begin the journey of future generations: Blackie Devlin... Street-wise alumni of turn-of-the-century Hell's Kitchen, Blackie Devlin rose from the tenements to acquire fame and fortune as the owner of one of the hottest dance halls in the infamous Tenderloin. But something was missing...the Excitement and Adventure once found on the streets. He pursues a new dream as an aviator and nears the zenith--but his past threatens to catch up with him and destroy everything...his fame, his fortune, and his life--including the women who love him...

The Sovereign Of The Seas

Author : Stephen P. Simpson
ISBN : 9781617778827
Genre : Fiction
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For Christopher Newly, a wiry, redheaded British lad of nineteen, signing on to a ship while on the lawless Island of Tortola in the Caribbean seemed to be the only way to reach his goal of securing a better life than the one of indentured servitude he had left behind in England. Little did he know, the Jolly Roger flag hoisted above his head at dawn and Captain Ethan Pike, the captain of the Sovereign of the Seas, would make him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and set him down on a path of breathtaking adventures beyond the realm of any imagination. This rags to riches pirate tale takes place back in 1799, when the golden age of piracy was coming to its end. The HMS Sovereign of the Seas was King George's prize possession until Captain Pike relieved the king of her. Captain Pike's map of the sea leads the crew on a perilous quest, with the witch of the sea, Miranda, following their every move. Newly tells the lighthearted tale, fit for the entire family, of the crew's search for the four keys of the sea. Their adventurous journey takes them across the Caribbean Sea fighting off the British Navy and finding unimaginable adventures, wonderful scenes, unbelievable horrors, and magnificent treasures. If you dare, the map of the sea awaits you!

Still Cruising The High Seas

Author : Danny Leone
ISBN : 9781491840139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Still Cruising the High Seas is a sequel to Danny Leone’s first autobiographical travel escape Once Upon a Cruise. This story chronicles his experiences employed in an interim position at a second rate cruise line while his company was building new deluxe ships in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It details the contrast between his temporary fill-in job and his stellar career with Moore-McCormack Lines, including the harrowing catastrophe at sea which nearly cost him his life and those off all on board.

30 Days At Sea They Say We Ll Have Some Fun When It Stops Raining

Author : Bev Pizzano
ISBN : 9781604949292
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Join Bev Pizzano in her light-hearted, thirty-day adventure aboard cruise ship Rotterdam. From San Diego to Hawaii to the Polynesian and Marquesas Islands, Pizzano shares the daily antics of cruising in style through a series of emails that both inform and entertain her family and friends. Her goals are few: to avoid sea sickness and gaining weight, and to have fun while learning. Bev more than survives her thirty-day excursion-she thrives! 30 Days at Sea encourages others who are considering an ocean voyage to plan ahead, then toss that plan aside to enjoy being in the moment.

The Rebellion Record

Author : Frank Moore
ISBN : NYPL:33433113856748
Genre : United States
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The Innocents Abroad Or The New Pilgrims Progress

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : UOM:39015040608963
Genre : Culture and tourism
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Twain's letters about his steamship voyage of 1867.

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