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Another Great Day at Sea - Life Aboard the Uss George H.w. Bush

Geoff Dyer

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Cowley

Length:

5h 52m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:59


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:35