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Author Ujifusa, Steven.

Title A man and his ship : America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States / Steven Ujifusa.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    623.8 UJI    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    623.8 UJI    Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description x, 437 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-414) and index.
Contents Preface: The way it was -- Book I: The man and the vision -- Size, luxury, and speed -- Escaping the rich boys -- Mauretania -- J.P. Morgan's Titanic -- Pipe dreamers at work -- Prizes of war -- A giant lives again -- The parvenu -- Mrs. William Francis Gibbs -- Malolo -- A German sea monster -- Death by fire -- FDR's new navy -- The Queen and the America -- A full measure of toil -- Book two: Building the dream -- A very pleasing appearance -- Primacy on the seas -- A mighty sweet baby rises -- American moderne -- Turn her up -- Crewing up the big ship -- Truman on the attack -- The new sea queen arrives -- A very fast lady -- Masters of victory -- The halcyon years -- Trouble ashore -- No time to say good-bye -- Secrets told -- Epilogue.
Subject Gibbs, William F. (William Francis), 1886-1967.
Gibbs & Cox -- History -- 20th century.
United States (Steamship)
Naval architects -- United States -- Biography.
Ocean liners -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781451645071 (hc : alk. paper)

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