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Published by Louisiana State University Press in Baton Rouge .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Louisiana,
  • New Orleans

Subjects:

  • Higgins, Andrew Jackson, 1886-1952.,
  • Higgins Industries -- History.,
  • Industrialists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Shipbuilding industry -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.,
  • Torpedo-boats -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Design and construction -- History.,
  • Landing craft -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Design and construction -- History.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-368) and index.

StatementJerry E. Strahan.
SeriesEisenhower Center studies on war and peace
Classifications
LC ClassificationsVM140.H54 S73 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 382 p. :
Number of Pages382
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1430184M
ISBN 100807119032
LC Control Number93041552

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This is a review of an autographed, paperback copy of Jerry E. Strahan’s Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II. This was a maiden publication by author Jerry Strahan and began as a paper he wrote for his Master’s degree while studying with Professor Stephen Ambrose.4/5. About the Author “ Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II is an important book and Jerry Strahan has performed an admirable service for the city, military, and maritime historians in detailing the engineering and manufacturing innovations of a forgotten pioneer.”—. Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II | Jerry E. Strahan | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.   That is, until 17 years ago, when the World War II Museum opened in New Orleans and recognized Higgins’s life, displaying a reproduction of his boat.

By , nine out of every ten U.S. Navy vessels afloat had been designed by Higgins. In his book Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II, the historian Jerry E. Strahan recounts the frenetic boatbuilding mania that swept over the Port of New Orleans under the Higgins name.   “Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us,” he told author Stephen Ambrose in a interview. Andrew Higgins' "Lighter for Mechanized Equipment," patented Febru ( Author: David Kindy. Suggested Reading: "Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats That Won World War II" by Jerry Strahan More than , soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy, France on D-Day, June 6, Most scrambling ashore from LCVPs, military jargon for landing craft vehicle, personnel.   “The Higgins boats broke the gridlock on the ship-to-shore movement,” said one Marine Corps historian. “It is impossible to overstate the tactical advantages this craft gave U.S. amphibious commanders in World War Two.” Others simply called the Higgins boat “the bridge to the beach.” Even Hitler was grudgingly impressed.

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