Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier: "The Safest, Most Dangerous Place on Earth"

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The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise returns from a six-month deployment February 29, 2004 at the Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.

Geoff Dyer describes living aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, navigating the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to the kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. In Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, Dyer records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression.