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

Dyer, Geoff. (Author).

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

Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 359.9435/Dyer (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction VA 65 .B456 D94 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction VA 65 B456 D94 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction VA 65 .B456 D94 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody West Branch Adult Nonfiction Military/Dyer (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 359.9435/DYER (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 359.9435 DYE (Text to Phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 359.943 D (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Summary: Part travelogue, part social observation, the author, who was the oldest, second tallest and most self-conscious person on the boat, presents an entertaining look at life on board an American aircraft carrier and the military personal who must adhere to a regimen defined by service and restraint.
"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.


Dyer, Geoff, "Another great day at sea : life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush," New York : Pantheon Books, [2014]

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