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

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

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A man and his ship : America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States
Title
A man and his ship
Title remainder
America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States
Statement of responsibility
Steven Ujifusa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the life and career of William Francis Gibbs (1886-1967), the Philadelphia native whose lifelong ambition was to build the biggest, fastest, safest liner ever
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ujifusa, Steven
Dewey number
  • 623.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
VM140.G52
LC item number
U55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gibbs, William F.
  • Gibbs & Cox
  • United States (Steamship)
  • Naval architects
  • Ocean liners
Label
A man and his ship : America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States, Steven Ujifusa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: The way it was -- Book I: The man and the vision -- The ideal ship -- Size, speed, and luxury -- The boy who loved ships -- 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 -- Liberty ships -- War profiteer, war hero -- Book two: Building the dream -- A very pleasing appearance -- Primacy on the seas -- Revolt of the admirals -- Stop and go -- 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 -- His fair lady -- Bess and Harry on board -- Trouble ashore -- The unions -- No time to say good-bye -- The last salute -- Secrets told -- Epilogue
Control code
759912560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 437 pages
Isbn
9781451645071
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011049883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A man and his ship : America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States, Steven Ujifusa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface: The way it was -- Book I: The man and the vision -- The ideal ship -- Size, speed, and luxury -- The boy who loved ships -- 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 -- Liberty ships -- War profiteer, war hero -- Book two: Building the dream -- A very pleasing appearance -- Primacy on the seas -- Revolt of the admirals -- Stop and go -- 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 -- His fair lady -- Bess and Harry on board -- Trouble ashore -- The unions -- No time to say good-bye -- The last salute -- Secrets told -- Epilogue
Control code
759912560
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 437 pages
Isbn
9781451645071
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011049883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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