The ACADEMi of Life presents a discussion with historian and author Steven Ujifusa, whose book A Man And His Ship
, about America's best naval architect William Gibbs was selected by The Wall Street Journal
as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2012. A skilled storyteller, Steven will take you on a journey across oceans and through time to illuminate the story of William Gibbs, who spent 40 years of his life planning and scheming to build the finest, fastest, most beautiful ocean liner in history. He built it from the ground-up and the ship he proudly named the S.S. United States was hailed as a technological masterpiece at a time when "made in America" meant the best. Come and experience this tale of ingenuity, and enterprise and relive the glory days of American invention and creativity.
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