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

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.

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Main Author: Ujifusa, Steven.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition:1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
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245 1 2 |a A man and his ship :  |b America's greatest naval architect and his quest to build the S.S. United States  |c Steven Ujifusa 
250 |a 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. 
260 |a New York :  |b Simon & Schuster,  |c 2012. 
300 |a x, 437 p., [32] p. of plates :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
541 0 |c Purchase;  |d 2/19/13;  |h $18.40. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a 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 II: Building the dream -- A very pleasing appearance -- Primacy on the seas -- The might 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. 
520 1 |a 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. 
600 1 0 |a Gibbs, William F.  |q (William Francis),  |d 1886-1967. 
650 0 |a Naval architects  |z United States  |v Biography. 
610 2 0 |a Gibbs & Cox  |x History  |y 20th century. 
610 2 0 |a United States (Steamship) 
650 0 |a Ocean liners  |z United States  |x History  |y 20th century. 
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