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A commodore of errors : a novel, John Jacobsen

Label
A commodore of errors : a novel
Title
A commodore of errors
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Jacobsen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Commodore Thomas Dickey, the pompous second in command at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, desperately wants the top job, presently occupied by the skirt chasing Admiral Johnson. Dickey goes into cahoots with Mogie Mogelefsky, the imperious, bullying mayor of neighboring Great Neck to oust Johnson. When they succeed in exposing him in yet another peccadillo, Mogie suddenly reneges on their deal. Mogie is tired of dealing with the WASPs at the Academy and declares he wants a Jew instead. The Commodore is quick to point out that the Academy's by-laws require the Superintendent to have sea-going experience and that, unfortunately, it will be next to impossible to find a Jewish captain.Enter Mrs. Tannenbaume. Her sonny boy is captain of a ship, coincidentally! But Mrs. Tannenbaume has spent her entire life proclaiming it's Tannenbaume with an E, and that she's not Jewish. the Commodore secretly plans to expose Captain Tannenbaume as a Gentile in the end, Mrs. Tannenbaume joins her son's ship in Singapore to teach him and his new bride, a nineteen year-old Thai bar girl, to be the perfect Jewish couple. The crew on the M. V. God is Able have never seen the likes of Mrs. Tannenbaume before and they sit back and watch as she ''takes the conn'' from her son and everyone else who stands in her way"-- Cover verso
Summary
"Commodore Thomas Dickey, the pompous second in command at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, desperately wants the top job, presently occupied by the skirt chasing Admiral Johnson. Dickey goes into cahoots with Mogie Mogelefsky, the imperious, bullying mayor of neighboring Great Neck to oust Johnson. When they succeed in exposing him in yet another peccadillo, Mogie suddenly reneges on their deal. Mogie is tired of dealing with the WASPs at the Academy and declares he wants a Jew instead. The Commodore is quick to point out that the Academy's by-laws require the Superintendent to have sea-going experience and that, unfortunately, it will be next to impossible to find a Jewish captain.Enter Mrs. Tannenbaume. Her sonny boy is captain of a ship, coincidentally! But Mrs. Tannenbaume has spent her entire life proclaiming it's Tannenbaume with an E, and that she's not Jewish. the Commodore secretly plans to expose Captain Tannenbaume as a Gentile in the end, Mrs. Tannenbaume joins her son's ship in Singapore to teach him and his new bride, a nineteen year-old Thai bar girl, to be the perfect Jewish couple. The crew on the M. V. God is Able have never seen the likes of Mrs. Tannenbaume before and they sit back and watch as she ''takes the conn'' from her son and everyone else who stands in her way"-- Cover verso
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10022847
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.A35665
LC item number
C66 2011
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A commodore of errors : a novel, John Jacobsen
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
5555936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781611453386
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020627
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711051642
  • (OCoLC)711051642
Label
A commodore of errors : a novel, John Jacobsen
Publication
Control code
5555936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781611453386
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020627
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711051642
  • (OCoLC)711051642

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