Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II

Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II

Book - 1998
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Andrew Jackson Higgins is perhaps the most forgotten hero of the Allied victory. He designed the LCVP and the first effective tank landing craft, and his shipyard produced more than 20,000 boats for Allied forces. Jerry Strahan?s biography of Higgins reveals a colorful, controversial character?hard-fisted, hard-swearing, and hard-drinking?who was an outsider to New Orleans? elite social circles. He was also, however, a hardworking boatbuilder who became a major industrialist with a worldwide reputation?even Hitler was aware of Higgins, calling him "the new Noah."
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1998, ©1994
Edition: Louisiana pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780807119037
0807119032
9780807123393
0807123390
Characteristics: xvi, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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