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"A Man and His Ship" by Steven Ujifusa

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The Los Angeles Breakfast Club is bringing friendship to Zoom! Join us on Zoom for our 96-year-old traditions, songs, and silliness.

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The Los Angeles Breakfast Club is bringing friendship to Zoom! Join us for 95-year-old traditions, songs, and silliness, followed by a presentation from historian Steven Ujifusa with his book A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States. Tickets on sale at: https://manandship.eventbrite.com

Steven Ujifusa is a historian and a resident of Philadelphia, PA. ​ A native of New York City and raised in Chappaqua, NY, Steven received his undergraduate degree in history from Harvard University and a joint masters in historic preservation and real estate development from the University of Pennsylvania. Steven is the recipient of the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence from the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia's Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and numerous other media outlets. He is a frequent contributor to the urban history website PhillyHistory.org. ​ ​

His first book, A Man and His Ship tells the story of William Francis Gibbs, the naval architect who created the ocean liner SS United States. In 2012 The Wall Street Journal named it as one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year. ​His second book, Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship, tells the saga of the great 19th century American clipper ships and the Yankee merchant dynasties they created. His third book, about large-scale immigration to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, will be published by HarperCollins.

He is a rowing member of the University Barge Club and a singing member of the Orpheus Club. Steven resides in Philadelphia with his wife Alexandra (an emergency room pediatrician) and two sons. Find him online at https://www.stevenujifusa.com and Twitter @stevenujifusa.

To purchase A Man and His Ship: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1451645074/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_t.DcGbY9FFTDT

To purachase Barons of the Sea: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1476745978/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_w.DcGb9HSQEZK

Los Angeles Breakfast Club meetings begin promptly at 8:00am. After the program's conclusion at 9:00am, remain in the Zoom as long as you like to chat and make new friends! Your $5 ticket helps our historic club thrive! Thank you in advance for joining us! Guest tickets on sale at: https://manandship.eventbrite.com


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