Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II
Xvi, , 382 pages, illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. Embossed label of the previous owner, a noted military collector. Stated first printing. From Publishers Weekly: "Allied commander-in-chief Dwight Eisenhower called him "the man who won the war for us"--Andrew Higgins (1886-1952) , who designed and mass-produced the landing craft that carried American troops ashore in the Pacific and European theaters of WW II. Strahan's rousing story is about the New Orleans businessman who, while fighting the Navy bureaucracy to assure that U. S. Forces had the finest amphibious craft possible, became head of one of the largest industrial complexes in the world. Strahan discusses Higgins's enlightened hiring practices (many of his shipyard workers were black, female or disabled) , his long-running battle with the AFL and CIO, and his postwar struggle to stay in business as designer/builder of commercial and pleasure craft. Strahan's biography will appeal both to students of American business and to general readers; Higgins was a brash, colorful, dynamic man.". N° de réf. du libraire 35953
Titre : Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That ...
Éditeur : Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge,
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
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