Looking for a Ship

Book by John McPhee

  • Published: Aug 18, 2020

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 Pacific coast of South America.As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their... read more

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Details of Looking for a Ship

Exact title of the book
Looking for a Ship
Book author
John McPhee
ISBN
9780374190774
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Sep 15, 1990
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
2178 kB

Some brief overview of book

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 Pacific coast of South America.

As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.

About author

McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since 1965. Also in 1965, he published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he has written nearly 30 books, including Oranges (1967), Coming into the Country (1977), The Control of Nature (1989), The Founding Fish (2002), Uncommon Carriers (2007), and Silk Parachute (2011).

Encounters with the Archdruid (1972) and The Curve of Binding Energy (1974) were nominated for National Book Awards in the category of science. McPhee received the Award in Literature from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1977. In 1999, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Annals of the Former World.

He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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