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  • The Box

  • How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
  • By: Marc Levinson
  • Narrated by: Adam Lofbomm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 318

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried 58 shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By -E on 07-23-14

Wish it had more focus on socioeconomic effects.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-26-17

Wish it had more focus on socioeconomic effects. unfortunately most of the book is a very detailed, at times boring, account of the history of the shipping container.