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Schenectady Daily Gazette

Fireboat engineer gets unique view of Hudson River

John Rowen
December 6, 2009

Central to the book is the difference between working with one’s mind and working with one’s hands and whether we have enough people competent to work with tangible things so the nation survives and prospers. Matthew Crawford addressed this topic … in Shop Class as Soulcraft. While DuLong and Crawford consider the same theme, they use enough different examples that a person can read both without feeling they are rereading the same book. … This well-written, agreeable and lively book will appeal to many different audiences: people interested in the Hudson, ships, restorations, and the role of women in the modern workplace.