Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

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

Author Name    Dyer, Geoff

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

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Pantheon

ISBN Number    0307911586 / 9780307911582

Seller ID   SKU12140372

0307911586 1st edition, 1st printing stated or with full number line. Hardcover with dust jacket, very good condition, light wear to corners and edges, clean text, satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

From a writer whose books succeed in either subverting or creating genres comes a unique look at an inaccessible world: life on board an American aircraft carrier.
At once deft travelogue, unerring social observation, and honed comedy, this book describes life on a three-dimensional maze of walkways, hatches, and stairs; conversations conducted in a language suffused with acronyms but devoid of grammar; and Geoff Dyer's own earnest efforts to appreciate the men and women aboard who have chosen a way of life the diametric opposite of the one he has constructed for himself. Underlying Dyer's efforts to overcome the disadvantages of being the oldest, tallest (actually, second tallest), and most self-conscious person on the boat is an intense fascination with the military world--one that has its origins in the long hours he spent as a child building and painting airplane models and mastering the intricate details and features of military aircraft. This fascination allows Dyer to appreciate the rigorous protocols defined by the instruments, equipment that requires a thoroughgoing mastery of detail, and the expectations and outlooks of those who must adhere to a regimen defined by service and self-constraint, and a refusal to embrace uncertainty.

Price = 10.00 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
The Taxidermist's Daughter, Mosse, Kate
The Taxidermist's Daughter
Mosse, Kate
39.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The History of Luminous Motion
Bradfield, Scott
6.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

An American Childhood, Dillard, Annie
An American Childhood
Dillard, Annie
9.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Shadow of Sirius, MERWIN, W. S.
The Shadow of Sirius
MERWIN, W. S.
45.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Where Have You Been?, NA
Where Have You Been?
NA
23.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Open World: Essays on Leslie Norris (Studies in English and American Literature and Culture)
Open World: Essays on Leslie Norris (Studies in English and American Literature and Culture)
16.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Carpentered Hen
Updike, John
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Florence Gordon, Morton, Brian
Florence Gordon
Morton, Brian
27.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Return to Oakpine: A Novel, Carlson, Ron
Return to Oakpine: A Novel
Carlson, Ron
11.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Three Comrades (Popular Giant G133X), Remarque, Erich Maria
Three Comrades (Popular Giant G133X)
Remarque, Erich Maria
81.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American: [Poems], Hugo, Richard F.
What Thou Lovest Well, Remains American: [Poems]
Hugo, Richard F.
58.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Leaving the surface,, Harris, Sydney J
Leaving the surface,
Harris, Sydney J
24.95 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie