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

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English


  • Ocean liners,
  • Gibbs & Cox,
  • United States (Steamship),
  • Naval architects,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSteven Ujifusa
LC ClassificationsVM140.G52 U55 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25132509M
ISBN 109781451645071, 9781451645088
LC Control Number2011049883

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