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    • Barons of the Sea

    • By: Steven Ujifusa
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the United States was young, importing luxury goods from China was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business - one where teas and silks and porcelain were purchased with profits from the opium trade. But the journey by sea to New York from Canton could take six agonizing months, and so the most pressing technological challenge of the day became ensuring one’s goods arrived first to market. Barons of the Sea tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their precious cargo to American shores.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lost at sea

    • By Steve on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • A Man and His Ship

    • America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
    • By: Steven Ujifusa
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and little happens

    • By Adventure Boy on 10-24-16
    • America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
    • By: Steven Ujifusa
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99