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Another Great Day at Sea

Another Great Day at Sea

(2014)
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'We were on one of the technologically most advanced places on earth but the guys in grease-smeared brown sweat shirts and floatcoats, draped with heavy brown chains, looked like they were ready to face the burning oil poured on them from the walls of an impregnable castle. The combination of medieval (chains) and sci-fi (cranials and dark visors) didn't quite cover it though; there was also an element of the biker gang about them. All things considered, theirs was one of the toughest, roughest looks going. No wonder they stood there, lounging with the grace of heavy gun-slingers about to sway into the saloon.'

In November 2011, Geoff Dyer fulfilled a childhood dream: spending time on an aircraft carrier. Geoff 's stay on the USS George Bush - on active service in the Arabian Gulf - proved even more intense, memorable - and frequently hilarious - than he could ever have hoped. The warship become a microcosm for a stocktaking of modern Western life: Religion, drugs, chauvinism, farting, gyms, steaks, prayer, parental death, relationships and how to have a beach party with 5000 people on a giant floating hunk of steel. Piercingly perceptive and gloriously funny, this is a unique book about work, war and entering other worlds.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-307-91158-6 / 978-0-307-91158-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-78211-336-3 / 978-1-78211-336-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-8041-7020-7 / 978-0-8041-7020-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Another Great Day At Sea: On Board the USS George Bush (Writers in Residence)
Author(s): Geoff Dyer, Chris Steele-Perkins
ISBN: 0-9565692-6-9 / 978-0-9565692-6-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Visual Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H. W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Pantheon
Availability: Amazon   



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