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Looking for a ship

Autore: John A McPhee
Editore: New York : Noonday Press, 1991, ©1990.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships. As the story begins, Andy Chase, who holds a license as a second mate is looking for a ship. In less than ten years, the United States Merchant Marine has shrunk from more than two thousand ships to fewer than four hundred, and Chase faces the scarcity of jobs from which all American merchant mariners have been  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: John A McPhee
ISBN: 0374523193 9780374523190 9780921912224 0921912226
Numero OCLC: 29510710
Note: Originally published: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1990.
Descrizione: 241 pages ; 21 cm
Responsabilità: John McPhee.

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This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships. As the story begins, Andy Chase, who holds a license as a second mate is looking for a ship. In less than ten years, the United States Merchant Marine has shrunk from more than two thousand ships to fewer than four hundred, and Chase faces the scarcity of jobs from which all American merchant mariners have been suffering.

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Entertaining and catchy

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John McPhee’s Looking for a Ship is a fascinating read, from the very beginning.  Being a Coast Guardsman, I was first timid about reading a book with the Merchant Marine card on the front.  However, this symbol only linked the text to the sea, and did not detract from the overall...
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