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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

Author: Dyer, Geoff

Publisher: Pantheon Books

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Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush : 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.

Category   Subject
Language Arts & Disciplines   Journalism
History & Geography   Maritime History
Transportation   Ships & Shipbuilding

ISBN 13:9780307911582
ISBN 10:0307911586
Size:8.55" l x 5.70" w x 0.92" h
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