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'Carriers" entertaining insightful and fascinating B00k N00k By Gerry Lore Special to the Cape Gazette Following a stormy Atlantic crossing, the captain of the huge ocean liner carefully maneuvered the behemoth into its berth. Well, not exactly - this shipmanship took place in the foothills of the Alps - at the world's most advanced simulator for training officers of ocean going ships. On this particular day, also at the helm was John McPhee, the popular author of 27 books, including the now classics, "Looking for a Ship," and "Coming into the Country." McPhee's latest work, "Uncommon Carriers," is an uncommon, fascinating look at the men and women who daily toil at the largely unappreciated work in delivering our food, fuel and thou- sands of other essential items. McPhee blends his usual richly drawn personal profiles, warm humor and relentless inquisitive- ness with his hands-on experi- ences to vividly bring to life these typical workers and not-so-typical jobs. Here's just a sample of "Uncommon Carriers" is a look at the men and women who daily toil at the largely unappreciated work in deliv. ering our food, fuel and thousands of other essential item McPhee's experiences in working alongside these people for consid- erable periods of time: Crisscrossed our highways and interstates with the veteran profes- sional long distance driver, haul- ing cargo from molasses to oil. McPhee explains why the driver claims his shining rig is the world's most beautiful truck. Continued on page 146 --4 CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4, 2006 - 145 1 This Waterview home at 30289 South Mill Run in Overbrook Shores has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. OPEN HOUSE 10 AM-1 PM Saturday, September 2 Features include vaulted ceil!ngs, Corian countertops, fireplace, walk-in closet, whirlpool tub, hardwood and tile floors and all appliances. Enjoy the community boat dock and picnic area or just relax on the deck or in the fenced back yard. 7 900 Priced tO sell at  , $5,000 Discount for Open House Only! I I Celebrating 29 Years in Business Est. 1977 OlPIB[ Fresh Seafood * Lobster Steaks * Chicken Authentic Italian Cuisine Children's Menu CATERING ON & OFF PREMISES Most Entres $11.95 - $18.00 / / //