Black Sailor, White Navy

Racial Unrest in the Fleet During the Vietnam War Era

Author: John Darrell Sherwood

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: History

Page: 344

View: 550

What do Francine Prose, Suketu Mehta, and Edwidge Danticat have in common? Each suffers from an incurable love affair with the Big Apple, and each contributed to the canon of writing New York has inspired by way of the New York Times City Section, a part of the paper that once defined Sunday afternoon leisure for the denizens of the five boroughs. Former City Section editor Constance Rosenblum has again culled a diverse cast of voices that brought to vivid life our metropolis through those pages in this follow-up to the publication New York Stories (2005). The fifty essays in More New York Stories unite the city’s best-known writers to provide a window to the bustle and richness of city life. As with the previous collection, many of the contributors need no introduction, among them Kevin Baker, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Dorothy Gallagher, Colin Harrison, Frances Kiernan, Nathaniel Rich, Jonathan Rosen, Christopher Sorrentino, and Robert Sullivan; they are among the most eloquent observers of our urban life. Others are relative newcomers. But all are voices worth listening to, and the result is a comprehensive and entertaining picture of New York in all its many guises. The section on “Characters’’ offers a bouquet of indelible profiles. The section on “Places”takes us on journeys to some of the city’s quintessential locales. “Rituals, Rhythms, and Ruminations” seeks to capture the city’s peculiar texture, and the section called “Excavating the Past” offers slices of the city’s endlessly fascinating history. Delightful for dipping into and a great companion for anyone planning a trip, this collection is both a heart-warming introduction to the human side of New York and a reminder to life-long New Yorkers of the reasons we call the city home.

Thunder in the Morning Calm

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 422

Lieutenant Commander “Gunner” McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner’s grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.

Calm The F*ck Down I'm a Sailor

Swear Word Coloring Book For Adults: Humorous Job Cusses, Snarky Comments, Motivating Quotes & Relatable Sailor Reflections for Work Anger Management, Stress Relief & Relaxation Mindful Book For Grown-ups

Author: Swear Word Coloring Book




Page: 100

View: 158

Are you a sailor who's just looking to color cuss words and relax after a long day? Need a good laugh?! Or if you have a family member or friend who works as a(an) sailor then this book makes a fantastic funny gift idea for him/*her! This funny sailor inspired Adult coloring book is just what a(an) sailor needs to stay inspired and excited for the day. Every sailor has a nice collection of booklets and notepads, but not many of them will have a full coloring book of funny and safe for work cuss words that every sailor wants to say during the day.Being a(an) sailor is extremely stressful, and if you are going to let a curse word out, it might as well be a safe one! ★This color book is perfect as a gift at the beginning or end of the year, or during sailor Appreciation Week, or just a simple and fun way to say thank you.★ Why Our Coloring Books? Stress relieving seamless patterns on reverse pages Subject Related Words and sayings 108 pages (total) Professional 48 Awesome high quality designs from start to finish Single sided coloring pages allow for the pages to be removed Suitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pages Black background reverse pages to reduce bleed-through High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock Premium matte-finish cover design Large Format Paper: 8 x 11 inches (21.59 x .94cm) comfortably large to draw on

Jump Shot: Kenny Sailors

Basketball Innovator and Alaskan Outfitter

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 625

Kenny Sailors was a basketball star, and the inventor of the jump shot. He attended the University of Wyoming and was MVP in 1943 in college AA basketball. After WWII, he spent five years as an early player in the new NBA. As a youngster, Kenny was five‐foot‐seven but his older brother was six‐foot‐two so when playing basketball, Kenny had to jump up over his brother to get off a shot. That is how the jump shot was born, and Kenny used it in college and professional basketball. He played in Denver and several other cities whose team names have now changed, but he also played for the Boston Celtics with Bob Cousy. After he left the NBA, he moved to Alaska and in 1965 settled in the Glennallen area, where he was a fishing and hunting guide in the Wrangle Mountains for thirty‐five years. He now lives in Idaho, and his son lives and flies aircraft from Antioch, California.

The Sailor's Horn-book for the Law of Storms

Being a Practical Exposition of the Theory of the Law of Storms, and Its Uses to Mariners of All Classes, in All Parts of the World, Shewn by Transparent Storm Cards and Useful Lessons

Author: Henry Piddington



Category: Storms

Page: 408

View: 677

Home Is the Sailor

An Irish Country Doctor Story

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Forge Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 855

Fans of Patrick Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. But there was a time, shortly after arriving in Ballybucklebo, that Dr. O'Reilly was not widely accepted by the villagers. This touching short story tell of how O'Reilly, with a little help, began to overcome their objections. Whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a long-time resident, you'll enjoy this fun glimpse into life Patrick Taylor's village of Ballybucklebo. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiosities

Author: Nic Compton

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

View: 130

Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What's the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called a rope? This fascinating collection of maritime folklore and trivia delves into the history, science and culture of the sea, and is packed full of entertaining, surprising and insightful facts, from the delightfully obscure to the amusingly quaint, including everyday expressions that have their origins on board ship. Topics include: sailors and superstitions; ships and shipbuilding; navigation and seamanship; pirates and smugglers; fish and fishermen; coasts and oceans; tides and weather; art and literature of the sea.

Recollections of a Sailor Boy

Or, The Cruise of the Gunboat Louisiana

Author: Stephen F. Blanding



Category: Louisiana (U.S. Gunboat)

Page: 330

View: 743

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 7

Author: Naoko Takeuchi

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 352

View: 615

The Child's Story Bible

Author: Catherine F. Vos

Publisher: Eerdmans Young Readers


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 410

View: 945

Color pictures, maps, and a glossary clarify these simplified biblical stories from both the Old and New Testaments.

USS Pampanito

Killer Angel

Author: Gregory F Michno

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


Category: History

Page: 464

View: 100

Most World War II submarine stories are glorifications of war written by submarine captains about their own boats. But the USS Pampanito was not a typical submarine. The sub and its crew caused plenty of destruction, but they found the pinnacle of their honor and fame in a dramatic sea rescue. Gregory F. Michno relates the experiences of the crewmen—both enlisted men and officers—who served on the USS Pampanito. The Pampanito story begins with the boat's construction in 1943, continues through its six combat missions, and concludes with its decommissioning after the war in 1945. The heart of the book is the September 12, 1944, attack on a Japanese convoy carrying English and Australian POWs from the Burma-Siam Railway (of Bridge on the River Kwai fame) to prison camps in Japan. The Pampanito helped sink two of the prison ships, unwittingly killing hundreds of Allied soldiers, but then returned to rescue the survivors. The crew picked a record seventy-three men from the sea.

Blue Eyed Sailor Man

Author: Virginia Powell Sharp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 737

How was it possible for a Louisiana gal and New York sailor to meet and fall in love? After 40 years the tall blue eyed sailor retired from an electronics finn. He’d spent much of his life on the road travelling from power plant to power plant to repair and install instruments. He traveled to Puerto Rico and Venezuela trouble shooting and repairing. He had spent his time off sailing up and down the eastern coast and raising his family. Sue had lived abroad many of her adult years, teaching, raising her three daughters, and being a wife. Now all their children are adults with families of their own. Will a daughter’s simple wedding bring them together? What does fate have in store for all?