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SUMMARY ¸ Mister Roberts READ ✓ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO º Thomas Heggen Thomas Heggen º 1 SUMMARY An instant hit upon its original publication in 1946 it was uickly adapted for stage screen Beginning as a. Probably all of us have seen the classic Mister Roberts play or movie The book is better It captures the mind numbing tedium much better and the humor is scorched with irony and paradoxical pain The hero Mr Roberts spends his time on board trying to leave the safety of his cargo transport s milk runs filing one transfer reuest after another seeking the action of a war ship The author Thomas Heggens was discovered drowned in his bathroom in 1949 an apparent suicide despite or perhaps because of the huge financial success of the book and play The Reluctant was a cargo ship engaged to carry trucks and toothpaste on a regular run from Tedium to Apathy and back about five days each way It makes an occasional trip to Monotony and once it made a run all the way to Ennui a distance of about two thousand miles from Tedium It s staffed with wonderful characters Ensign Keith the Boston bluenose believes the Navy commandments he learned in boot camp about officers being gentlemen and he sing1ehandedly tries to remake the crew into something resembling a regulation Navy vessel until the famous jungle juice incident Lieutenant Roberts is a born leader able to move easily among the enlisted men as well as the officers competent he wants nothing than to get out of this phantom Navy and into the real war He is hated by the captain for his ability He is the instigator of many of the famous practical jokes played on the captain The doctor is simultaneously a great medico and a loony uack which would depend on the uantity of grain alcohol he had imbibed the night before He might or might not prescribe aspirin for athlete s foot The book has several humorous moments the discovery by one of the visiting nurses that she and her colleagues have been surreptitiously spied on by men on the Reluctant using the powerful range finder telescopes the accidental firing of a live shell that nearly took the mast off a friendly ship after a party that somehow got a little out of hand and the uestion whether throwing the captain s palm tree s over the side would result in their replacements being suared or doubled figure that one out But war is overwhelmingly tragic and Roberts gets his wish He is transferred to a destroyer His former shipmates learn of his death during a Kamikaze attack just before the announcement of the end of the war It wipes the smile right off your face Goodnight Moon gentlemen and he sing1ehandedly tries to remake the crew into something resembling a regulation Navy vessel until the famous jungle juice incident Lieutenant Roberts is a born leader able to move easily among the enlisted men as well as the officers competent he wants nothing than to A Hundred Summers get out of this phantom Navy and into the real war He is hated by the captain for his ability He is the instigator of many of the famous practical jokes played on the captain The doctor is simultaneously a Cross Laminated Timber Design great medico and a loony uack which would depend on the uantity of Her Guilty Secret grain alcohol he had imbibed the night before He might or might not prescribe aspirin for athlete s foot The book has several humorous moments the discovery by one of the visiting nurses that she and her colleagues have been surreptitiously spied on by men on the Reluctant using the powerful range finder telescopes the accidental firing of a live shell that nearly took the mast off a friendly ship after a party that somehow High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments got a little out of hand and the uestion whether throwing the captain s palm tree s over the side would result in their replacements being suared or doubled figure that one out But war is overwhelmingly tragic and Roberts Monophobia 1 gets his wish He is transferred to a destroyer His former shipmates learn of his death during a Kamikaze attack just before the announcement of the end of the war It wipes the smile right off your face

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SUMMARY ¸ Mister Roberts READ ✓ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO º Thomas Heggen Thomas Heggen º 1 SUMMARY Ific during WWII Irreverent hilarious the book shows readers what a real leader is in the guise of Mr Rober. Everybody s seen this movie right Well everyone in my family has Before it was a movie starring Henry Fonda it was a Broadway hit starring Henry Fonda and before that it was this novel published in 1946 And that makes it remarkableIt s a book about comic moments on a dreary cargo vessel in the Pacific in WWII not told comically but manner of factly The author s post war bitterness and cynicism seep out from time to time in some remarkable passages Try to imagine anyone writing an ode to the war dead like this today The dead Mr Roberts mused What could you say about the dead of this war What could you really say Well there were a lot of things you could say automatically and without thought but they were all the wrong things and just this once just this one war anyhow let us try to say true things about the dead Begin by cancelling the phrase our honored dead for that is not true we forgot them we do not honor them but in rhetoric and the phrase is the badge of those who want something of the dead If the dead of this war must have a mutual emcomium then let it be poor dead bastards There is at least a little humanity in that And let us not say of them this time they gave their lives for something or other for certainly there was nothing voluntary in their dying And neither is it fair to speak of dead heroes for not at all necessarily does the fact of death include the fact of heroism Some of these dead were shining youths scornful of the sanctity of their own lives who lived daily with terror rarefied by inevitability and died with a flawless gesture of self immolation and others died as the result of injuries sustained in falling through a privy But thought Roberts if they did not live eually they are evey one eually dead and you could say this affirmative thing of all that in a war of terrifying conseuence and overwhelming agony they participated one hundred per cent That was the only true thing you could say for all but it was enough The was demanded the shortening of how many two million five hundred and sixty thousand twho hundred and fourteen lives and these men were chosen So pile them high at Austerlitz and Waterloo and Ypres and Verdun and and add a few places Aachen and Dunkerue and Anzio only do not talk lies about the deadThis passage astonished me as we live today in a world of military hero worship Will anyone have the guts to write something like this about today s wars and in turn have it be so popularly embraced as this book was Heroism Begins with Her Inspiring Stories of Bold Brave and Gutsy Women in the US Military guise of Mr Rober. Everybody s seen this movie right Well everyone in my family has Before it was a movie starring Henry Fonda it was a Broadway hit starring Henry Fonda and before that it was this novel published in 1946 And that makes it remarkableIt s a book about comic moments on a dreary cargo vessel in the Pacific in WWII not told comically but manner of factly The author s post war bitterness and cynicism seep out from time to time in some remarkable passages Try to imagine anyone writing an ode to the war dead like this today The dead Mr Roberts mused What could you say about the dead of this war What could you really say Well there were a lot of things you could say automatically and without thought but they were all the wrong things and just this once just this one war anyhow let us try to say true things about the dead Begin by cancelling the phrase our honored dead for that is not true we forgot them we do not honor them but in rhetoric and the phrase is the badge of those who want something of the dead If the dead of this war must have a mutual emcomium then let it be poor dead bastards There is at least a little humanity in that And let us not say of them this time they Buried Mountain Secrets gave their lives for something or other for certainly there was nothing voluntary in their dying And neither is it fair to speak of dead heroes for not at all necessarily does the fact of death include the fact of heroism Some of these dead were shining youths scornful of the sanctity of their own lives who lived daily with terror rarefied by inevitability and died with a flawless Buried Mountain Secrets gesture of self immolation and others died as the result of injuries sustained in falling through a privy But thought Roberts if they did not live eually they are evey one eually dead and you could say this affirmative thing of all that in a war of terrifying conseuence and overwhelming agony they participated one hundred per cent That was the only true thing you could say for all but it was enough The was demanded the shortening of how many two million five hundred and sixty thousand twho hundred and fourteen lives and these men were chosen So pile them high at Austerlitz and Waterloo and Ypres and Verdun and and add a few places Aachen and Dunkerue and Anzio only do not talk lies about the deadThis passage astonished me as we live today in a world of military hero worship Will anyone have the Buried Mountain Secrets guts to write something like this about today s wars and in turn have it be so popularly embraced as this book was

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SUMMARY ¸ Mister Roberts READ ✓ BERNALAMOROCHO.CO º Thomas Heggen Thomas Heggen º 1 SUMMARY Collection of short stories Heggen based his novel on his experiences aboard the USS Virgo in the South Pac. Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen is a terrific example of Classic Naval Literature There are numerous published versions of this novel I recommend one published by the Naval Institute Press a great organization and a wonderful protector of Naval tradition I had a Naval Postgraduate School Professor who once told me that progressing through a Naval career was like sliding down a long pipe At the beginning each of us has our own uniue edges and shapes and uirks but by the time we progress through the end of the pipe each of those edges and burrs and individual anomalies are smoothed off by the friction and constraints of the pipe Perhaps it is for that reason the Navy that I ve always loved isn t that of the steely eyed warrior standing nobly at the conn while making calm decisions in the midst of chaos that s certainly great stuff and reuires personnel made of in the words of Tom Wolfe the Right Stuff But the Navy I prefer is the skeevier one the Navy where the best part of the day is experiencing the lunacy and randomness that results in a doozy of a sea story told later preferably in an overseas bar slightly exaggerated to an appreciative raucous rabid responsive crowd of shipmates friends neer do wells and just met hangers on The two cruises I completed while at the Naval Academy were perfect examples of the awesomeness of the backwater navy My Youngster cruise occurred aboard an Ammunition Ship in 1982 just back from Thailand and not yet uite on board with the then CNO s policy of Zero Tolerance I realized then that supply ships have better chow than combatants and so for my First Class cruise I chose an AFS where we ate like kings while cruising from Norfolk to Guantanamo Bay I learned to play cards and throw dice and realized that the real Navy was a lot funkier than the Naval Academy Tom Heggen s novel Mister Roberts first published to instant acclaim in 1946 as the country caught its collective breath after World War II is a charming collection of vignettes based on his experiences aboard USS Virgo AKA 20 transiting around the beautiful sleepy steamy harbors of the South Pacific Islands during the war Before the war he had been an editor for Readers Digest returning there after his hitch in the Navy Later his novel became a wildly successful Broadway Play and later still a classic Hollywood picture Mr Heggen gets the details of the tedium of being at sea exactly right It s stunning to see how similar his experiences from nearly seventy years ago match up to mine or certainly to those of any dewy eyed ensign just out of Office Candidate School and suddenly finding himself a couple thousand miles away from mom and hundred miles away from the nearest bit of land perhaps somewhere in the Marianas or Society Islands A sample The USS Reluctant as was said is a naval auxiliary It operates in the back areas of the Pacific In its holds it carries food and trucks and dungarees and toothpaste and toilet paper For the most part it stays on its regular run from Tedium to Apathy and back about five days each way It makes an occasional trip to Monotony and once it made a run all the way to Ennui a distance of two thousand nautical miles from Tedium It performs its dreary and unthanked job and performs it if not inspiredly then at least adeuately From Tedium to Apathy Perfect After the war Thomas Heggen returned to work at Reader s Digest while helping craft his novel 1946 then play 1948 into worldwide smashes One would have thought that the world was his oyster However by 1949 Heggen took his own life before he turned thirty USS Virgo the ship he immortalized as the Reluctant outlived him in fiction and fact After the war as noted in the afterward of the version I read USS Virgo made numerous trips between the West Coast and American Pacific bases When the Korean War broke out she made three round trips to that theater carrying mostly ammunition for ships bombarding the Korean coast including the carrier Valley Forge CV 45 and the cruisers Juneau CA 119 and Saint Paul CA 73 From 1954 through 1961 Virgo was a Pacific workhorse based at Guam Deactivated in 1961 she came back into service in 1965 but with a change she lost her attack cargo designation and became an ammunition ship AE30 The Virgo went to Taiwan scrap yard in 1973 That s a place the USS Reluctant will never go Reluctant will live on forever in the laughter in the rafters of smoky overseas dives wherever sailors gather to hoist a few cold ones swap a few whoppers and celebrate the rich tradition of esprit de corps Here s one to you Mr Heggen Buried Mountain Secrets great organization and a wonderful protector of Naval tradition I had a Naval Postgraduate School Professor who once told me that progressing through a Naval career was like sliding down a long pipe At the beginning each of us has our own uniue edges and shapes and uirks but by the time we progress through the end of the pipe each of those edges and burrs and individual anomalies are smoothed off by the friction and constraints of the pipe Perhaps it is for that reason the Navy that I ve always loved isn t that of the steely eyed warrior standing nobly at the conn while making calm decisions in the midst of chaos that s certainly The Deranged Cousins or Whatever great stuff and reuires personnel made of in the words of Tom Wolfe the Right Stuff But the Navy I prefer is the skeevier one the Navy where the best part of the day is experiencing the lunacy and randomness that results in a doozy of a sea story told later preferably in an overseas bar slightly exaggerated to an appreciative raucous rabid responsive crowd of shipmates friends neer do wells and just met hangers on The two cruises I completed while at the Naval Academy were perfect examples of the awesomeness of the backwater navy My Youngster cruise occurred aboard an Ammunition Ship in 1982 just back from Thailand and not yet uite on board with the then CNO s policy of Zero Tolerance I realized then that supply ships have better chow than combatants and so for my First Class cruise I chose an AFS where we ate like kings while cruising from Norfolk to Guantanamo Bay I learned to play cards and throw dice and realized that the real Navy was a lot funkier than the Naval Academy Tom Heggen s novel Mister Roberts first published to instant acclaim in 1946 as the country caught its collective breath after World War II is a charming collection of vignettes based on his experiences aboard USS Virgo AKA 20 transiting around the beautiful sleepy steamy harbors of the South Pacific Islands during the war Before the war he had been an editor for Readers Digest returning there after his hitch in the Navy Later his novel became a wildly successful Broadway Play and later still a classic Hollywood picture Mr Heggen Intuición gets the details of the tedium of being at sea exactly right It s stunning to see how similar his experiences from nearly seventy years ago match up to mine or certainly to those of any dewy eyed ensign just out of Office Candidate School and suddenly finding himself a couple thousand miles away from mom and hundred miles away from the nearest bit of land perhaps somewhere in the Marianas or Society Islands A sample The USS Reluctant as was said is a naval auxiliary It operates in the back areas of the Pacific In its holds it carries food and trucks and dungarees and toothpaste and toilet paper For the most part it stays on its regular run from Tedium to Apathy and back about five days each way It makes an occasional trip to Monotony and once it made a run all the way to Ennui a distance of two thousand nautical miles from Tedium It performs its dreary and unthanked job and performs it if not inspiredly then at least adeuately From Tedium to Apathy Perfect After the war Thomas Heggen returned to work at Reader s Digest while helping craft his novel 1946 then play 1948 into worldwide smashes One would have thought that the world was his oyster However by 1949 Heggen took his own life before he turned thirty USS Virgo the ship he immortalized as the Reluctant outlived him in fiction and fact After the war as noted in the afterward of the version I read USS Virgo made numerous trips between the West Coast and American Pacific bases When the Korean War broke out she made three round trips to that theater carrying mostly ammunition for ships bombarding the Korean coast including the carrier Valley Forge CV 45 and the cruisers Juneau CA 119 and Saint Paul CA 73 From 1954 through 1961 Virgo was a Pacific workhorse based at Guam Deactivated in 1961 she came back into service in 1965 but with a change she lost her attack cargo designation and became an ammunition ship AE30 The Virgo went to Taiwan scrap yard in 1973 That s a place the USS Reluctant will never How Money Became Dangerous go Reluctant will live on forever in the laughter in the rafters of smoky overseas dives wherever sailors Windburn gather to hoist a few cold ones swap a few whoppers and celebrate the rich tradition of esprit de corps Here s one to you Mr Heggen