By Lauren Bacall, Gary Provost, Stephen Humphrey Bogart
For Humphrey Bogart's son, making feel of and peace with the daddy he misplaced at an early age has led him down a course of figuring out that he now unearths. alongside the best way, he got here up with extraordinary anecdotes concerning Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, John Houston, Audrey Hepburn, and Stephen Bogart's stepfather, Jason Robards, that make the genuine Humphrey Bogart come vividly to existence. images
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CHAPTER XXIX - Loading for Home舒A Surprise舒Last of an Old Friend舒The Last ... CHAPTER XXX - Beginning the Long Return Voyage舒A Scare CHAPTER XXXI - Bad Prospects舒First Touch of Cape Horn舒Icebergs舒Temperance ... 舡舒Heading ... CHAPTER XXXIII - Cracking on舒Progress Homeward舒A Pleasant Sunday舒A Fine Sight舒By-Play CHAPTER XXXIV - Narrow Escapes舒The Equator舒Tropical Squalls舒A Thunder Storm CHAPTER XXXV - A Double-reef-top-sail Breeze - Scurvy-A Friend in ... CHAPTER XXXVI - Soundings舒Sights from Home舒Boston Harbor舒Leaving the Ship Concluding Chapter AFTERWORD - Twenty-four Years After Afterword Twenty-four Years After Endnotes APPENDIX Dictionary of Sea Terms Inspired by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
This was Dana舗s 舠first act of what the sailors will allow to be seamanship,舡 and he thrilled to the mate舗s 舠well done舡 after his feat, with 舠as much satisfaction as I ever felt at Cambridge on seeing a 舖bene舗 at the foot of a Latin exercise舡 (p. 74). Dana舗s most revered sailor-teacher was his watchmate, Tom Harris. Dana absorbed every lesson the seasoned sea dog had to teach. In fact, taking together all that I learned from him of seamanship, of the history of sailors舗 lives, of practical wisdom, and of human nature under new circumstances舒a great history from which many are shut out,舒I would not part with the hours I spent in the watch with that man for any given hours of my life passed in study and social intercourse (p.
But he never surrendered to these influences with the total abandon required fully to effect the alteration. His Brahmin vision was certainly expanding just as his physical vision was improving, but Dana continued to see himself as separate from the 舠crew of swearers舡 (p. 23) with whom he kept company. Despite the conscious efforts he made to fit in, and to 舠set all suspicion at rest舡 (p. 115) as to whether he was indeed one of the forecastle crew, Dana舗s old school Brahmin erudition and elitism inevitably flared up at times, and the crew reacted to any hint of snobbery.