Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts An Instant Hit Upon Its Original Publication In 1946, It Was Quickly Adapted For Stage Screen Beginning As A Collection Of Short Stories, Heggen Based His Novel On His Experiences Aboard The USS Virgo In The South Pacific During WWII Irreverent, Hilarious, The Book Shows Readers What A Real Leader Is In The Guise Of Mr Roberts 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 request after anothe
57 Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen Joshua Logan Physical Play 4 This play takes place during WWII on a cargo ship in the Pacific Theater just prior to V E day The war by the time this play was written was over and so it s a some what light hearted comedy to a war weary nation Most of the play is staged on the deck of the ship with a few scenes in the cabin shared by Lt AJG Roberts and Ensign Pulver Mister Roberts is basically the serious naval officer who wants nothingthan to 57 Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen Joshua Logan Physical Play 4 This play takes place during WWII on a cargo ship in the Pacific Theater just prior to V E day The war by the time this play was written was over and so it s a some what light hearted comedy to a war weary nation Most of the play
Checked out a bunch of books in preparation for the show I m in currently, and one of them is this book I finished it late last night when I had insomnia, and I was so sad afterwards that I couldn t sleep I kept thinking about the book, and how it relates to the play I m in which is going into tech this week, and I guess I just had one of those tech week insomnia nights Though, I have to say, not a good way to start a long week So the book jacket probably has the best descriptions of the b Checked out a bunch of books in preparation for the show I m in currently, and one of them is this book I finished it late last night when I had insomnia, and I was so sad afterwards that I couldn t sleep I kept thinking about the book, and how it relates to the play I m in which is going into tech this week, and I guess I just had one of those tech week insomnia nights Though, I have to say, not a good way to start a long week So the book jacket probably has the best descriptions of the book I m not going to try and improve upon their 1946 publishers they will always do a better job than I ever will Back cover Thomas Heggen s story Night Watch was an Atlantic Monthly First in April This book continues the story of Mister Roberts, a man who found
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 remarkable.It 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 od Everybody s
Mister Roberts was one of a slew of books published by rising American authors immediately after the end of World War II These young men had served in the war and drew from their experiences in the conflict as an initial introduction to their work For young writer Thomas Heggen it brought instant fame and praise, and later personal tragedy The book is ok, the story is original one of the greatest battles in war can b
Mister Roberts was an interesting book about a study of leaders and their style of leadership during WWII in the wide Pacific The author Thomas Heggen a young naval officer served on various ships and one of them was a ship like the USS Reluctant as described in the book I felt a kinship since I too served in the US Navy but after WWII and my ships were destroyers or as they are referred to in this book tin cans Mr Thomas Heggen description of the routine on a ship I am very familiar with ev Mister Roberts was an interesting book about a study of leaders and their style of leadership during WWII in the wide Pacific The author Thomas Heggen a young naval officer served on various ships and one of them was a ship like the USS Reluctant as described in the book I felt a kinship since I too served in the US Navy but after WWII and my ships were destroyers or as they are referre
Mister Roberts was an interesting book about a study of leaders and their style of leadership during WWII in the wide Pacific The author Thomas Heggen a young naval officer served on various ships and one of them was a ship like the USS Reluctant as described in the book I felt a kinship since I too served in the US Navy but after WWII and my ships were destroyers or as they are referred to in this book tin cans Mr Thomas Heggen description of the routine on a ship I am very familiar with ev Mister Roberts was an interesting book about a study of leaders and th
Lol,,,I seem to be re reading many of the books from my younger years This was one of my favourite books The characters are fantastic Lt Doug Roberts, his detractor in the Captain and the wannabe Dougs It will take you through a wide variety of emotions but it will put a smile on your face when y
The book is a lot less light hearted than the movie adaptation The story is rather dated and not terribly interesting The captain isn t as over the top as Cagney portrayed him in the movie and in the book Doug Roberts is in his mid 20 s, Hollywood w
Great book Gives an over view of being on a ship in the Navy during WW II And shows some of the ship mates and officers and the state of their mental health and challenges while on board.