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by John A. Butler

  • ISBN: 0756776384
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: John A. Butler
  • Subcategory: Transportation
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Diane Pub Co (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 287 pages
  • FB2 size: 1821 kb
  • EPUB size: 1643 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 420
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Sailing on Friday book. Sailing on Friday recounts the growth and decline of what twice became the world's most powerful maritime flect.

Sailing on Friday book.

This book recounts the colorful history of the . merchant fleet in times of war and peace, from 1776 to the present. history, the American maritime fleet grew to become one of the most powerful in the world, only to decline thereafter.

Sailing on Friday recounts the growth and decline of what twice became the world's most powerful maritime fleet

Sailing on Friday recounts the growth and decline of what twice became the world's most powerful maritime fleet. There are women in the story, and more than one fallen hero whose triumphs were lost in tragedy. Through it all there breathes the salty tang of the sea, the heady scents of cordage and canvas, of coal and oil.

Sailing on Friday: The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine (History of the . Having served as a Merchant Marine sailing the seven seas during wartime, Beritzhoff does not disappoint. Ride the waves of romantic escapades, graveyard crosses, marooned sailors, a tragic accident and more. Beritzhoff's intriguing vignettes reveal a thoughtful man who is always an officer and a gentleman except when the "devil-may-care. This sailor turned great storyteller dropped anchor many years ago but his heart is still out on the deep blue sea. An imaginative entertaining memoir with clear sailing all the way!

Butler, John A. Sailing on Friday: The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine. The Forgotten Heroes: The Heroic Story of the United States Merchant Marine. New York: Forge Books, 2004.

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Sailing on Friday recounts the growth and decline of what twice became the world's most powerful maritime flect. Sailing on Friday : A History of the U. S. Merchant Marine.

The Perilous Voyage Of America's Merchant Marine. Published March 2000 by Diane Pub Co. Written in English. Atlantic Kingdom: America’s Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam. Dulles: Brassey’s, 2001. --. Sailing on Friday: The Perilous Voyage of America’s Merchant Marine. Dulles: Brassey’s, 2000. Buzurg ibn Shahriyar of Ramhormuz. The Book of the Wonders of India: Mainland, Sea and Islands. G. P. Freeman-Grenville.

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Reviews about Sailing On Friday: The Perilous Voyage Of America's Merchant Marine (5):
Ydely
But watch out for errors.
The problem with writing history books is that there are a lot of facts to check. I, for one, am harder on books where I discover inaccuracies since for each one I catch who knows how many others get past me, or worse, form my opinion of a subject.
One glaring error I found in the book occurred on page 189:
"The California school [the California Maritime Academy], operating on Treasure Island (man-made in San Francisco Bay for the 1939 World's Fair), was enlarged and relocated to San Mateo."
For starters, the California Maritime Academy operated during the opening days of World War II from the Ferry building at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco. In 1943 it moved to Vallejo, it's location ever since. At no time was it ever located in San Mateo. Since the school remains in Vallejo to this day, this would have been an easy fact to verify. So how do we know the more obscure facts are correct?
This may be nit-picking, since the book was well-written and very informative. Despite some inaccuracies, I'd still recommend it to anyone looking for a good, broad overview of maritime history. (And for anyone looking for further history of the California Maritime Academy, I'd highly recommend Walter Jaffee's The Track of the Golden Bear (The Glencannon Press, 1996).)
Granirad
This is one of the more comprehensive narratives on the US Merchant Marine. It is particularly interesiting in its detail on the East Coast origins of the craft. It also tells the sad story of communist involvement in the maritime unions that lead to the virtual demise of American international maritime shipping, and its eventual outsourcing.
Jare
The U.S. Was once an innovative, commercial, seafaring nation. I've been wondering what happened, when and why. This book explains the entrepreneurial spirit that was alive in the 1700's and how the U.S. shipping industry changed through to the late 20th Century. I wish the author would update the book for the past 15 years. I rarely read nonfiction as it fails to capture my imagination, but this little book does. Kudos to the author.
Hǻrley Quinn
Excellent book that covers the rising and falling tides of the fate of the US Merchant Marine. Coverage of the early formation of labor unions was interesting as well as the rise of various once successful companies such as Dollar Lines and US Lines.
Domarivip
John Butler has presented a fascinating, informative, highly readable, and entertaining story of the rise and fall of the American Merchant Marine. While written from the perspective of an insider, the author never talks down to the reader, nor overwhelms the reader with needless detail. He presents the material in a calm and even-handed way, and hold the reader's attention throughout.

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