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Uncommon Carriers

Pub Date : 2007-04-03 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 0865477396
ISBN 13 : 9780865477391

McPhee, in prose distinguished by its warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character, looks at the people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal t..


Uncommon Carriers

Pub Date : 2006-05-16 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 0374280398
ISBN 13 : 9780374280390

McPhee's books are about real people in real places. Over the past eight years, McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. This..


Uncommon Carriers

Pub Date : 2006-05-16 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 1429988975
ISBN 13 : 9781429988971

What John McPhee's books all have in common is that they are about real people in real places. Here, at his adventurous best, he is out and about with people who work in freight tr..


Silk Parachute

Pub Date : 2011-03-01 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781429985819
ISBN 13 : 142998581X

A WONDROUS NEW BOOK OF MCPHEE'S PROSE PIECES—IN MANY ASPECTS HIS MOST PERSONAL IN FOUR DECADES The brief, brilliant essay "Silk Parachute," which first appeared in The New Yorker..


Looking For A Ship

Pub Date : 2011-04-01 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781429958110
ISBN 13 : 1429958111

This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pa..


Heirs Of General Practice

Pub Date : 2011-04-01 | Author : John McPhee | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9780374708528
ISBN 13 : 0374708525

Heirs of General Practice is a frieze of glimpses of young doctors with patients of every age—about a dozen physicians in all, who belong to the new medical specialty called fami..


Uncommon Warriors

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Ken W. Sayers | Publisher : Naval Inst Press

ISBN 10 : 1591147603
ISBN 13 : 9781591147602

Provides individual histories, specifications and illustrations for more than 40 of the strangest U.S. ships to sail the high seas--including "Old Ironsides," Farragut's Hartford, ..