A Doghouse Tale

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BERT OLDENHUIS, A CADET ON THE S.S. "EXPORT COMMERCE" STOOD HIS APPRENTICE MATE'S WATCH ON THE BRIDGE WITH THIS READER OF HIS FIRST EDITION HARD COVER BOOK NOW IN PRINT. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-doghouse-tale-bert-oldenhuis/1029260831?ean=9781496978547&isbn=9786162220289
This is a real life fiction novel, his first and he is to be commended on his writing skills,
and memories of years gone by. Some events actually take place in today's world of
seafarers and merchant seamen/women cruising the 7 seas of the world.
I enjoyed reading about jogging my memory of years gone by when I made my living
on the high seas during the Vietnam War, delivering the needed supplies and armament
and explosives to the troops who count on the U.S. Merchant Marine "To Deliver"
You will love the name of his Ship! And the characters aboard and ashore.
They all seem to tie together a tale of imagination.
Enjoy this book filled with all the exploits of the offshore citizens of the world.
even the ladies of the night.

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Bert Oldenhuis was born in the Netherlands in 1944 and emigrated with his family in the late fifties to the US, where his teen years were spent in Elmira, NY. He graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, sailing in the capacity of third and second mate on US merchant vessels for a period of four years. After his sea-going days, he found employment ashore and almost immediately was dispatched to the Netherlands as sales support manager in the European Headquarters of his employer. He met and married his wife there and even though the USA beckoned, he could not persuade his better half to leave her beloved Holland, hence this is where he eventually settled and where he and his wife raised their three children. While in the various positions he held with his original employer and a subsequent number of others, he has had the chance to travel extensively within Europe, allowing him to gain more than a superficial view of the cultures behind the quilt that forms the map of this continent. His publication experience has been limited to technical research papers, technical articles in various magazines dedicated to the Oil and Gas industry, and translations of instruction manuals for large turbo and electrical machinery. However, time, opportunity, persuasion and encouragement has prompted him to venture more prosaic by weaving personal experiences and fiction into a humorous and readable account with the result of "A Doghouse Tale" as the first of a series.

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