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Hit the Deck: Memoirs of an Apprentice Boy by [Biggs, Terrie, Stevens, Gaither]
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Length: 354 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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These incredible memoirs began in 1899 by 15-year-old Gaither Stevens soon after he joined the Navy as an Apprentice Boy. It was a different world and a different Navy. His extraordinary experiences were captured in a typed manuscript kept safe and unpublished until now. In these writings, you’ll find adventures of a lifetime highlighting encounters with a grizzly bear, bar fights, a train robbery, murder, boxing, fiestas, abduction as a sex slave, turtle races, wild shipmates, an Eskimo prostitute, and other savory scenes. Gaither’s chronicles of fellow “blue-jackets” and places he visited are wonderous, humorous, and heart-warming. This wild rollercoaster reveals life in a nearly forgotten time that produced some of the Navy’s finest men.

About the Author

Terrie Biggs has been writing creative non-fiction for years. Terrie resides in La Grande, Oregon, with her husband Dan. Their children are adults. She has a lifetime passion for kitchen design, and owns her own business. This book is her grandfather's memoir which she edited and presented his unpublished manuscript.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3142 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Self-Published by CreateSpace; 1 edition (31 January 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B079HL6N5P
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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