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Very ordinary seaman

J. P. W. Mallalieu

Very ordinary seaman

by J. P. W. Mallalieu

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Published by V. Gollancz in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    A novel.

    Statementby J. P. W. Mallalieu.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ3.M2938 Ve
    The Physical Object
    Pagination 278 p.
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6466592M
    ISBN 100575002492
    LC Control Number44005961
    OCLC/WorldCa2334954

      Buy Ordinary Seaman By John Gordon, in Very Good condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the US. ISBN: ISBN Price: $ The extraordinary seaman"" is one Commander Flinchaven, a ghost, no less, whose soul can be released from the curse of a disappointed grandfather only after being properly dispatched in battle with an enemy ship at least of the cruiser class. How the wandering commander achieves salvation through the bumbling of a crew of incompetents makes a readable story, albeit a bit long on imagination.

      The other ordinary seaman, Chavez Roque, nearly as tall as Esteban and even darker skinned, looked older than his twenty years, his cleft chin . What is an able seaman? An able seaman is someone legally certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to perform on-deck duties aboard merchant vessels. This certification is required to crew vessels over gross tons. An able seaman can work in a variety of marine industries and helps with vessel operations, maintenance and safety. If .

    Very Ordinary Seaman. First edition, first impression of what is generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea in the Second World War. A fictionalised but accurate account, based on the author's experiences in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. By the author of The Long Night of White Chickens: A novel of the perils, passions, and adventures of a young Nicaraguan immigrant trapped in Brooklyn. Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsday, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Publishers Weekly In the late s, teenage Sandinista soldier and avowed communist Esteban Gaitán leaves.


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Very Ordinary Seaman book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A novel of stark, unrelenting realism, forged out of the immedi /5. Very Ordinary Seaman [J.P.W. Mallalieu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(28).

To my mind, the naval war in WW2 produced three masterpiece novels - The Caine Mutiny, The Cruel Sea, and Very Ordinary Seaman - all very different in style and stance.

Mallelieu's book may lack the literary aspirations of the two other books, but it shares that raw vividness which stems directly from recent personal experience (it was first 5/5(28). Buy Very Ordinary Seaman New edition by Mallalieu, J.P.W. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(36). No Ordinary Seaman is a memoir of the author’s days at sea in the Norwegian Merchant Marine, Synopsis. In the mid’s a young man, fresh out of high school in Vancouver, crews on a Norwegian deep-sea freighter in the hopes that it will take him to Norway, the land of his ancestors.

First published to huge acclaim during the war it describes, Very Ordinary Seaman relates—with humanity, humour and the authority of experience—lower-deck life in the British navy, from basic training to service on a destroyer protecting a convoy to Arctic Russia, a mission which came under heavy attack by air and sea, and from which many did not return.

Very Ordinary Seaman by Mallalieu. You Searched For: Author/Artist etc.: mallalieu, Victor Gollancz, London First edition, Fourth Impression. Book condition Very Good+,Original cloth boards with gilt titles on spine, x 5, pp, Small presentation signature on front endpaper.

The ordinary seaman is Esteban, a year-old veteran of the war in Nicaragua, who has come to America with 14 other men to form the crew of the Urus. Docked on a desolate Brooklyn pier, the Urus is a wreck, and the The Ordinary Seaman, the second novel from acclaimed writer Francisco Goldman is a lyrical and spellbinding story of hope, despair /5.

Just had a chance to read this book - it's out of print. I'm interested in ww2 destroyers as my Dad's favourite ship was HMS Forester.

I was astonished to realise, when it came to the climactic action in the final chapters, that the fictional HMS Marsden was actually Forester and the action described was in reality the fight with the three German destroyers by Foresight and Forester in defence. Very Ordinary Seaman by J.P.W.

Mallalieu,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(15). An ordinary seaman (OS) is a naval rating of the deck department of a position is an apprenticeship to become an able seaman, and has been for modern times, an OS is required to work on a ship for a specific amount of time, gaining what is referred to as "sea time".Department: Deck department.

To my mind, the naval war in WW2 produced three masterpiece novels - The Caine Mutiny, The Cruel Sea, and Very Ordinary Seaman - all very different in style and stance. Mallelieu's book may lack the literary aspirations of the two other books, but it shares that raw vividness which stems directly from recent personal experience (it was first /5(28).

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He was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, Cheltenham College, Trinity College, Oxford and the University of Chicago.

He was President of the Oxford Union in and a Rugby blue. From to he served in the Royal Navy and his Very Ordinary Seaman was based on his experiences. He also wrote one novel set in the age of sail. About The Book. Francisco Goldman won accolades and international recognition with his stunning first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens, the winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and a finalist for a PEN/Faulkner Award for The Ordinary Seaman his incredible talents are again brought to the fore in an unsettling and beautiful story about life, death, and love.

London: Victor Gollancz, One illustration, small 8vo, ppvery age-toned, a few creased corners, a small signature on the front endpaper, green cloth, dull and slightly worn, spine a little spotted, binding leaning slightly. [ First edition, fi Book Edition: First Edition.

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A novel of stark, unrelenting realism, forged out of the immediate experience of World War II at sea. No phony heroics, no stiff upper lips. It has become a classic in its time. The Ordinary Seaman was a finalist for The International IMPAC Dublin literary award.

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P. W. Mallalieu. WWII: A novel of stark, unrelenting realism, forged out of the immediate experience of World War II at : J. P. W. Mallalieu.The Ordinary Seaman Book Summary and Study Guide.

Francisco Goldman Booklist Francisco Goldman Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Ordinary Seaman; Esteban, a former Sandanista guerilla, decides to start a new life and leaves Nicaragua after being hired on as an ordinary seaman to work on the ship, Urus, harbored in Brooklyn.