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Presenting Barons of the Sea at Politics & Prose at The Wharf, Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. Recorded for C-Span Book TV 

Innovation Hub

WGBH Boston

Interview with Kara Miller

January 12, 2019

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SiriusXM Business Radio

Interview with Dan Loney

July 24, 2018

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Lapham's Quarterly

"The World in Time" podcast

Interview with Lewis Lapham

July 16, 2018

“Imperial Chinese edicts forbade sexual relations between Westerners and Chinese. They also forbade boat racing and the opium trade. The Westerners had and did them anyway.” So begins historian Steven Ujifusa’s second book, Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship, which chronicles the story of the nineteenth-century men with familiar-sounding names (ever hear of a Delano or Forbes?) who rushed to out-innovate one another when transporting goods—both illicit and luxurious—around the globe. On this episode of "The World in Time," the author outlines this moment in history and introduces us to a few of the interesting characters and improbable details that populate this important time in the history of trade, travel, and money.

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Bloomberg Markets AM

Interview with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz

July 26, 2018

Author and historian Steven Ujifusa discusses his new book, Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship.

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CBS Sunday Morning

Saving the SS United States

February 17, 2013

"Imagine taking a structure the size of the Chrysler Building, turning it on its side, and pushing it through the Atlantic at 44 miles per hour," said Ujifusa. "That's a heck of a lot of engineering -- and on top of that, make it the most beautiful ship in the world."

WHYY Friday Arts

"Art and the SS United States"

January 26, 2018

During the writing of A Man and His Ship, author Steven Ujifusa expressed surprise at how many people started coming forward when they found out he was writing about the ship that still holds the world record for the fastest Atlantic crossing. People cared about this ship, he says, in a spirit that is not often generated by inanimate objects.

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