A Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Merchant Marine and by Rene De La Pedraja

By Rene De La Pedraja

A ideal authority has written the 1st complete reference concerning the U.S. service provider Marine and American delivery from the advent of steamships to modern-day diesel containerships--showing the influence of politics, economics, and expertise on maritime background over the past centuries. Over 500 entries describe humans, deepest businesses, enterprise and hard work teams, engineering and technological advancements, executive organisations, phrases, key legislation, landmark instances, concerns, occasions, and ships of word. brief lists of references for additional analyzing accompany those entries. Appendices contain a chronology, diagrams of presidency organisations, and lists of commercial and hard work teams by way of founding dates. An surprisingly huge index lends itself to the various study pursuits of scholars, lecturers, and execs in maritime and fiscal heritage, business-labor-government family members, and armed forces studies.

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