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Inhaltsangabe: It is December 26, and the author, a Merchant Navy radio officer, is sailing on the SCOTTISH HEATHER into the infamous 'black pit,' an area where German U-boats can operate freely on the surface without fear of attack from the air. What happens next is just the beginning of a chilling, first-person account of the realities of the war at sea, as experienced by a young man in his late teens. Still trying to come to terms with the his father's death, his childhood experiences at the hands of the nuns, and the need to distance himself from his mother, young Gordon copes with seasickness and the constant threat of torpedoes.
Über den Autor: Too young to enlist in the armed forces, Gordon Mumford served as a Merchant Navy radio officer (1942-47) in the North Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, and Pacific war theatres. After the war, he worked as a field services technician in East Africa in the 1950s. He was a member of the small team that surveyed, then constructed the 1000-mile long VHF radio-repeater route for long distance telecommunications. They explored virtually unknown places in East Africa in the search for the best route for a modern radiotelephone system. The route took them from mountain to mountain, across the deserts, swamps, and plains, in all sorts of weather. Living under canvas for months at a time, they faced extremes in weather conditions, ruggers country, and wild animals. Halfway into the project, however, they faced more danger than they had bargained for. The Kikuyu tribe in the central province of Kenya rebelled against British rule (Mau Mau), and the safari crew found themselves in the midst of a savage civil war. He immigrated to Canada in 1958. After qualifying as a teacher, he returned to Kenya in 1961. He and his family spent the next 20 years in Africa, where he worked as a technical instructor in Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Indonesia, under contract to UNESCO, CIDA, and other international aid programs. He returned to Canada in 1981 where he worked for the Pacific Region of Communications Canada, serving as the federal government emergency planning liaison officer. After his retirement, he began writing. In addition to three books about the Merchant Navy, he is now writing about his experiences in Africa in the 1950s.
Titel: The Black Pit.and Beyond
Verlag: General Store Pub. House
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House, 2000. Softcover. Buchzustand: Good. Softcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps, thumbing wear. Signed and Inscibed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 863819n
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1894263197I4N10
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2721304650
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2725251255
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House. Paperback. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2757898967
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House, U.S.A., 2000. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. trade paperback, light spine crease to back cover, clean, no creases. signed by the author with short personal inscription, on the title page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 179604
Buchbeschreibung General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, Canada, 2000. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: VG. First Edition Paperback. Signed (with a brief inscription) by the author on the title page. Pages are otherwise unmarked and firm in binding. Wraps have light rub wear, small bumps to corners. Actual book for sale pictured. 15.3 x 22.9 x 1.2 cm, wt425g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006344
Buchbeschreibung General Store Pub. House, 2000. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1894263197
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Buchbeschreibung General Store Publishing, Burnstown, Ontario, 2000. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Illustrated card covers with a tiny bend to bottom front corner. Tight and appears unread. Gold sticker to front. Inscribed and signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002240