4/22/2014 — ASQ Dinner Meeting on Building the First “Steamship” in History, with Quality in Mind

Presentation —  Fascinating presentation on Building the First “Steamship” in History, with Quality in Mind, by Historian and author John Laurence Busch

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Location:         NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606

5:30-6:00pm     Networking and registration.

6:00-6:30pm     Buffet Dinner and Announcements

6:30-7:45pm     Presentation

Presentation:  (Refer to www.steamcoffin.com)

 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.  Then he will show how Captain Moses Rogers addressed those fears, by using modern concepts of quality to build the first steamship in history.  The presentation is based upon his book, “STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier.”

STEAM COFFIN has received widespread praise and acclaim, as evidenced by more than two dozen positive reviews in periodicals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

John’s tour for STEAM COFFIN so far has taken him from Maine to Florida to Montana, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, where he has given well over 200 presentations to date before a wide variety of audiences.

“Busch’s supremely readable account…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

“A 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

Hope to see you there!