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Another Great Day at Sea

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Another Great Day at Sea
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Another Great Day at Sea
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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
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Dyer, Geoff
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  • Language Arts
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Another Great Day at Sea
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OVERDRIVE:7ba449af-1955-46d8-bddb-80ec07e3eb89
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780307911599
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optical disk
Label
Another Great Day at Sea
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7ba449af-1955-46d8-bddb-80ec07e3eb89
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307911599
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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