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

By: Ujifusa, StevenMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edDescription: x, 437 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9781451645071 (hc : alk. paper); 9781451645088 (ebook)Subject(s): 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 centuryDDC classification: 623.8092 | B LOC classification: VM140.G52 | U55 2012
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 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.