The New York Times logo
The New York Times

New York Times Bookshelf – Paperback Review

Sam Roberts
August 13, 2010

“As American society continues to become more virtual, less hands-on,” Jessica DuLong writes, “I’m a salmon swimming upstream.” Ms. DuLong did her figurative swimming as a licensed engineer on a decommissioned 130-foot-long fireboat on the Hudson and as part of the crew that served at ground zero.

She delivers an engaging narrative of maritime history and her own hands-on perceptions in “My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work That Built America: A Personal and Historical Journey”