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Bathtub Admirals by Jeff Huber

Bathtub Admirals

by Jeff Huber

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You definitely don't need to have spent any time in the military to appreciate Bathtub Admirals. Anyone who has worked in corporate America will recognize the self-serving incompetents who blunder their way through this book. The only difference is these guys wear snazzy uniforms and play with nuclear weapons.

The book follows the career of Jack Hogan who works his way up the naval ladder instead of the corporate one, going from a lieutenant (jg) to commander. The rungs on the ladder are cluttered with shipboard (read "office") politics, chief idiots in charge, and vague attempts to win the War On Evil, which is synonymous with the corporate need to drive the stock price through the roof so everybody can cash in their options.

Huber's satire is brazen, as broad as the ocean and twice as salty. The book contains a wide variety of explicit language (these are sailors; you weren't expecting hymns, were you?) and some delightful adult scenes.

Bathtub Admirals is a short, enjoyable read. ( )
  davedonelson | Jun 3, 2008 |
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"A fictionalized real-life tragic-comic take on America's rise to global dominance based on an actual commander's experience with the U.S. Navy and his often satirical or comic view of the politics of the bathtub admirals in charge"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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