New PDF release: A Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Merchant Marine and

By Rene De La Pedraja

ISBN-10: 0313272255

ISBN-13: 9780313272257

A prime authority has written the 1st entire reference in regards to the U.S. service provider Marine and American transport from the creation of steamships to contemporary diesel containerships--showing the effect of politics, economics, and expertise on maritime historical past over the last centuries. Over 500 entries describe humans, deepest businesses, enterprise and exertions teams, engineering and technological advancements, govt organisations, phrases, key legislation, landmark instances, matters, occasions, and ships of word. brief lists of references for additional interpreting accompany those entries. Appendices comprise a chronology, diagrams of presidency agencies, and lists of industrial and hard work teams by way of founding dates. An strangely broad index lends itself to the various examine pursuits of scholars, academics, and pros in maritime and financial historical past, business-labor-government relatives, and armed forces studies.

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Lapham 1947-1953 References: Thomas C. Cochran and Ray Ginger, "The American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 1899-1919," Business History Review 28 (1954): 342-365; Rene De La Pedraja, The Rise and Decline of US. Merchant Shipping in the Twentieth Century (New AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MERCHANT SHIPPING (AIMS) 33 York: Twayne, 1992); New York Times, 26 November 1948, 28 February 1953; Pacific Marine Review, November 1926; Roger D. Lapham Oral History, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1930; Jerry Shields, The Invisible Billionaire: Daniel Ludwig (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986).

The shipping community was left in shock: "It hurts to open up the innards of an institution that people thought was run like a monastery" (American Shipper, May 1992). By April larossi had leased out the Paramus building, thereby restoring the prospects for another profitable year. The opinion remained that as long as larossi could show a favorable balance at the end of the year, his less orthodox tactics would be overlooked. The terrorist explosion of 26 February 1993 forced ABS to abandon its offices in the World Trade Center for several months, and it was not clear whether recrimination would follow over the initial decision to leave Paramus for the World Trade Center.

However, the Dollar family refused to give up its stock in the AML, while Seattle groups had coalesced to create the Pacific Northwest Oriental Line, whose main goal was to regain local control by buying the ships of the bankrupt AML. Finally, as a compromise solution, tobacco magnate and former sailor Richard J. Reynolds bought the Dollars' stock and agreed to invest funds to rebuild the AML; furthermore, once he was convinced that the company was well managed, he promised not to interfere in its operations.

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