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New book on Kaiser and the Richmond shipyards debuts today

“Build ‘Em By The Mile, Cut ‘Em Off By The Yard: How Henry Kaiser and the Rosies Helped Win World War II,” a new book by Kaiser historian Steve Gilford published by the Richmond Museum of History, debuts today as part of the Home Front Festival.
The author will be signing copies from 2 to 4 p.m. at the SS Red Oak Victory, 1337 Canal Blvd. in the Port of Richmond.

Chris Treadway

  • Dwayne Bressem

    Chris…
    It’s good to see someone initiate a Book about the Richmond shipyards.
    I would Like to get a Book as My wife’s father was On a Victory ship during WWII. he would get a Kick out of it..I did get him a Jerimiah shirt when I was out in the bay area the last time i was there..
    He wears that all the time as well as the Hat.
    I am In st Joseph Mo and that is about 75 miles away from Red Oak Iowa..
    Please let me know how to get a copy of this book./..
    I am also a Member on Facebook and the group Growing up in the Bay area.

    Thanks again..
    Dwayne Bressem

  • Chris Treadway

    The book is $25, plus $10 shipping and handling from the Richmond Museum of History, P.O. Box 1267, Richmond, CA 94802.
    If you have questions you can reach the museum at (510) 235-7387 from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.
    I just got my copy yesterday and what I’ve read so far is well-written and researched.

  • Janet

    Can’t wait to get your book and read it. As a lifelong resident of Richmond I find the history of Richmond and particularly the WWII influence on it’s this growth more and more fascinating the more I hear. Funny how history unfoils itself decades later. Thanks in advance, for writing about my town and homefront.