by John Hornung
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ABANDON SHIP! by John Hornung

Here is a collection of short stories of a teenager's adventures in the Sea Scouts. The stories include: a harrowing attempt to survive a severe storm at sea; an unusual way of winning first place in a Boy Scout District Camporee; encounter with the US Army; and what it was like to attend a colorful Boy Scout World Jamboree. They are not common tales of campfire sing-a-longs and scouts driving to excel to the highest rank. These Sea Scouts also concentrated on other activities and carried them one or two steps beyond such noble pursuits. While being adventurous and fun loving, they took their seamanship seriously and met challenges in a responsible manner.

These stories are filled with wit and humor. When summing up his thoughts about the book John said: "Every time I read these adventures I laugh out loud. Maybe you will too."

This eBook is the equivalent of 73 pages in standard A5 print copy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012625571
Publisher: Jack be Nimble Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John Hornung was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was member of the Boy Scouts of America for many years as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer Scout, and Sea Scout. John received a BS in Physics in 1963 and obtained a Masters of Public Administration in 1973. On graduation from college, John was employed as a rocket scientist working on NASA’s Apollo Space Program. In 1966, John designed mathematical models used to conduct war games to test global strategies for military operations which could be anticipated in the distant future. In 1971, John was hired by the Post Office Department. There, he led research and development programs and rose to Deputy Director, Office of Statistical Programs and Standards. In 1978, he took a position within the Department of the Treasury. John received the Department of the Treasury's National Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Award, in recognition of his organization’s outstanding contributions. John retired from Federal Service in 1997 and relocated with his wife to Williamsburg, Virginia. John is a member of The Virginia Writers Club.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He broke it on set