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At the Helm: True Adventures of a Young Merchant Marine

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  • 308 Nombre de pages
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Texte du rabat In 1949 this young boy, age fifteen, signed on as a Norwegian merchant marine and left home aboard a whaling ship b... Lire la suite
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In 1949 this young boy, age fifteen, signed on as a Norwegian merchant marine and left home aboard a whaling ship bound for Antarctic. Then he served aboard a ship that traveled to the newly formed country of Israel; the ship traveled through the Suez Canal, then was caught in the first British oil embargo. His third ship traveled from New York to the European colonies along the west coast of Africa and he was, "At The Helm" as his ship traveled up the Congo River. His fourth ship bound for Cuba the same year of the Batista coup. His travels continued along the eastern seaboard ports of the southern United States. Finally, discover his plan to jump ship, enter America and live his dream as an American citizen. A true story of adventures in the life of a young Norwegian merchant marine aboard four different ships, as the world recovered from World War II. (Efforts have been made to maintain historical accuracy of events this book.) JAN ERLING GULLIKSEN first came to Colorado in 1952. He later served in the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge. He spent the next 50 years working in the ski industry and moved all across the United States. He returned to Colorado in 1995 and now lives in Montrose, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. His first book titled, "A Boy From Notteroy" is a collection of short stories of his childhood in Norway during the Nazi Occupation; 1940-1945.

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Titre: At the Helm: True Adventures of a Young Merchant Marine
Sous-titre: True Adventures of a Young Merchant Marine
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Code EAN: 9781608441877
ISBN: 978-1-60844-187-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Dog Ear Pub Llc
Genre: Correspondance et biographies
nombre de pages: 308
Poids: 454g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Année: 2009

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