Building the First
Steamship in History"
John Laurence Busch
based upon his book
The Steamship Savannah
Break the Barrier
Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.
When: 06:00 p.m.,Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. Light hors hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served from 06:00 to 06:30. Mr. Busch will give the presentation from 06:30 to 07:30 p.m. A question and answer period will be held at 07:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for sale at 07:30. The meeting will adjourn at 08:30 p.m.
Where: California State University, Long Beach, CA. The meeting building and room number and parking will be announced on this webpage, http://SoCal.SAE.Org/, by 11 Nov. 2014.
Registration: SAE members may pre-register at http://SoCal.SAE.Org/. Non-members may request pre-registration by email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net.
The Savannah is more than a steamship.
She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.
Praise for STEAM COFFIN:
The Busch account is supremely readable ... it represents the creation of a long-needed missing piece of maritime history ... It may properly be termed a page-turner, and is strongly recommended.
---(mt) Marine Technology Magazine
beautifully written and engaging narrative ... John Laurence Busch has made a major contribution to American maritime history with this fine book.
---Naval War College Review
Praise for the Presentation:
"You offer what is exceptional in an historical presentation: the reasons 'why' history matters."
--James Mackin, Society for Industrial Archeology
"We have had many, many positive comments from attendees, members and guests alike, about your presentation. The 'word on the street' is very favorable.
---John Norton, Hanson Historical Society
Visit www.steamcoffin.com for more reviews and background ---