An Ordinary Guy, an Extraordinary Tale: My Life and Times (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Sep 19, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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An "Ordinary Guy" spirits us along his journey from the post World War Two neighborhoods of the Bronx through his days as a cadet at the New York State University Maritime College to his thirty years at sea sailing as mate on oil tankers and captain of harbor and sea-going towing vessels. He allows us a peek into the the world of boats and the crews that worked them. Along the way we are skillfully transported through the rich tapestry of history that saw the Vietnam Era, the struggle for civil rights, a resignation of a president, the horror of 9/11 and the response to international terrorism. The "Ordinary Guy" shares with us his interpretation of these events, all the while entertaining us with tales that range from the informative to the outrageous. We are his passengers as he takes us along on his joyous and sometimes angry romp through seventy years of the extraordinary life and times of this ordinary guy.
  

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Contents

The Novice Years
1
Intermediate Years
45
Porto Rico Lighterage Co
81
Vietnam
99
Deckhand
109
In The Pilothouse
121
The Sixties
137
Transition
159
Tugboat Career
205
The Eighties
219
Fifty Years of Skiing
237
One Thousand Miles
257
The Bush Years and 911
279
Dept of Corrections
291
Epilogue
305
Copyright

Family
171

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