Another Great Day at Sea

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782113355

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 241

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'We were on one of the technologically most advanced places on earth but the guys in grease-smeared brown sweat shirts and floatcoats, draped with heavy brown chains, looked like they were ready to face the burning oil poured on them from the walls of an impregnable castle. The combination of medieval (chains) and sci-fi (cranials and dark visors) didn't quite cover it though; there was also an element of the biker gang about them. All things considered, theirs was one of the toughest, roughest looks going. No wonder they stood there, lounging with the grace of heavy gun-slingers about to sway into the saloon.' In November 2011, Geoff Dyer fulfilled a childhood dream: spending time on an aircraft carrier. Geoff 's stay on the USS George Bush - on active service in the Arabian Gulf - proved even more intense, memorable - and frequently hilarious - than he could ever have hoped. The warship become a microcosm for a stocktaking of modern Western life: Religion, drugs, chauvinism, farting, gyms, steaks, prayer, parental death, relationships and how to have a beach party with 5000 people on a giant floating hunk of steel. Piercingly perceptive and gloriously funny, this is a unique book about work, war and entering other worlds.

Zoom at Sea

Author: Tim Wynne-Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554983919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7829


This fanciful nautical adventure stars a winsome cat named Zoom who stays indoors paddling in the sink or sailing in the bathtub all night when other self-respecting cats are out mousing and howling at the moon. One day Zoom finds in his Uncle Roy's diary a map of the sea and how to get there, which leads him to the huge house of the beautiful Maria. When, with the turn of a large wheel, mysterious Maria launches him on a wonderful sea voyage, the first of Zoom’s adventures begins.

War at Sea

Author: Nathan Miller

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 5474


Covers each of the sea battles of World War II as recorded in ship logs, intelligence documents, official reports, and servicemen interviews

The Innocents Abroad

Author: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 651

View: 2311


Fire and Fall Back

Author: Glenn E. McClure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 256

View: 5216


Based on the personal diaries of Colonel Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent for the years 1942, 1943, and 1944.

Report of the Commission

Author: International Whaling Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Whaling

Page: 800

View: 9941