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Author: John A McPhee
Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, 1991, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A McPhee
ISBN: 0374523193 9780374523190 9780921912224 0921912226
OCLC Number: 29510710
Notes: Originally published: Farrar Strauss Giroux, 1990.
Description: 241 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: 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

by aircorps_81@hotmail.com (WorldCat user published 2010-04-23) Very Good Permalink

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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