Books by Steven Ujifusa

BARONS OF THE SEA by Steven Ujifusa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 17, 2018

"A vivid account of larger-than-life if not always attractive characters and a technological marvel that briefly captivated the Victorian world."
Fifty years before the robber barons, immense fortunes in the young United States flowed to great shipping firms, a brutal, sometimes lucrative, and technologically creative enterprise brilliantly chronicled by naval historian Ujifusa (A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States, 2012). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Obsessed with ships, Gibbs seems a one-dimensional figure, but Ujifusa concentrates on his career, an excellent decision that results in a vivid account of the business, politics and technical details surrounding transatlantic travel in that time period."
In his first book, historian Ujifusa delivers a delightful account of the era of grand ocean liners and the brilliant, single-minded designer who yearned to build the greatest ocean liner of all. Read full book review >