A Man and His Ship : America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States

Sách Ebooks PDF, Epub, Prc A Man and His Ship : America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States Nguồn gốc: Simon And Schuster, Tác giả: Steven UjifusaNXBSimon & SchusterNăm XB04/06/2013, Trọng lượng (gr): 520Kích thước3.0 x 23.0 x 15.0Số trang437Hình thứcBìa MềmSản phẩm bán chạy nhấtTop 100 sản phẩm Biography: General bán chạy của tháng. Thuộc danh mục sách: FOREIGN BOOKS BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHY: GENERAL BIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL,…

A MAN AND HIS SHIP : AMERICA’S GREATEST NAVAL ARCHITECT AND HIS QUEST TO BUILD THE S.S. UNITED STATES

THE STORY OF A GREAT AMERICAN BUILDER 

At the peak of his power, in the 1940s and 1950s, William Francis Gibbs was considered America’s best naval architect. 

His quest to build the finest, fastest, most beautiful ocean liner of his time, the S.S. United States, was a topic of national fascination. When completed in 1952, the ship was hailed as a technological masterpiece at a time when “made in America” meant the best. 

Gibbs was an American original, on par with John Roebling of the Brooklyn Bridge and Frank Lloyd Wright of Fallingwater. Forced to drop out of Harvard following his family’s sudden financial ruin, he overcame debilitating shyness and lack of formal training to become the visionary creator of some of the finest ships in history. He spent forty years dreaming of the ship that became the S.S. United States. 

William Francis Gibbs was driven, relentless, and committed to excellence. He loved his ship, the idea of it, and the realization of it, and he devoted himself to making it the epitome of luxury travel during the triumphant post–World War II era. Biographer Steven Ujifusa brilliantly describes the way Gibbs worked and how his vision transformed an industry. A Man and His Ship is a tale of ingenuity and enterprise, a truly remarkable journey on land and sea.

the rise and fall of the third reich : a history of nazi germany

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH : A HISTORY OF NAZI GERMANY

The fiftieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award–winning bestseller that is the definitive study of Adolf Hitler, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II. This special edition now features a new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins.

No other powerful empire ever bequeathed such mountains of evidence about its birth and destruction as the Third Reich. When the bitter war was over, and before the Nazis could destroy their files, the Allied demand for unconditional surrender produced an almost hour-by-hour record of the nightmare empire built by Adolph Hitler. This record included the testimony of Nazi leaders and of concentration camp inmates, the diaries of officials, transcripts of secret conferences, army orders, private letters—all the vast paperwork behind Hitler’s drive to conquer the world.

The famed foreign correspondent and historian William L. Shirer, who had watched and reported on the Nazis since 1925, spent five and a half years sifting through this massive documentation. The result is a monumental study that has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of one of the most frightening chapters in the history of mankind.

Here is the complete story of Hitler’s empire, one of the most important stories ever told, written by one of the men best equipped to write it.

This worldwide bestseller has been acclaimed as the definitive book on Nazi Germany; it is a classic work.