Another great day at sea : life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush / Geoff Dyer ; with photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins.

Dyer, Geoff. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 copies at Sage Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 359.9 DYER 2014 (Text) 33892002486968 Main Collection Request Available -
Pendleton Public Library 359.937801000470409 (Text) 37801000470409 Adult Non-Fiction Request Available -
Weston Public Library 359.9 D98 (Text) 37886000103720 Adult Non-Fiction Request Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307911582 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0307911586 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2014]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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" -- from publisher's web site.
Subject: George H.W. Bush (Aircraft carrier)
United States. Navy > Sea life.
Sailors > United States.

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