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Bucko Mate: Twenty Years in the Merchant Marine

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ISBN-10: 1492788007

ISBN-13: 9781492788003

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin Zahn

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The Bucko Mate describes the author's seafaring experiences over two decades sailing as an officer in the American merchant marine. This nonfiction, nautical adventure is full of the profane, the dangerous, the drunken, the crazy, the humorous, the romantic and the brave shipmates the author knew. The degeneration of the maritime industry in the United States is paralleled with the disintegration of the abilities and mental stability of a man who had to finally realize that he was burned out at the age of forty.To be a mate on a merchant ship in the modern heyday of the freighters was to be a man in the middle -- in the middle of maritime chaos, living a colorful life that few have ever…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 11/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Kevin Zahn is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. He also holds a master's degree from Boston College. He sailed all over the world as a mate, or deck officer, for over 20 years (1965-1987), some years full time, some part time. His ships were a variety of steam, diesel and nuclear powered. They carried every kind of cargo imaginable.He was also a junior high school teacher and coach. His last occupation before retiring was as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst. Kevin likes to play tennis, walk his dog, Sassie, and go for hikes around his home in northern Arizona. He is married, and has three children and two grandchildren. He is working…