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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing history of the intermodal shipping container
I am a little too young to recall the old way of shipping goods by breakbulk, so was amazed to read the book and discover the painstaking process of loading and unloading ships, boxcars and trucks. The efforts unions went to to remain inefficient!?! It seems so obvious now that it was a huge was of human capital, but amazingly it took a lot of effort to get containers...
Published on July 25 2006 by B. Nodwell

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3.0 out of 5 stars Too long and too detailed
While the history of the container is clearly and interestingly presented, the author goes into almost too many specifics in various chapters. This book could have been more interesting if presented in less than 150 pages, if enough unnecessary specifics were not included. There is almost too much time spent on the plight of longshoremen. It's easy to get bored while...
Published on Oct. 11 2009 by L. Chandramohan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing history of the intermodal shipping container, July 25 2006
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I am a little too young to recall the old way of shipping goods by breakbulk, so was amazed to read the book and discover the painstaking process of loading and unloading ships, boxcars and trucks. The efforts unions went to to remain inefficient!?! It seems so obvious now that it was a huge was of human capital, but amazingly it took a lot of effort to get containers to take off. This book is mostly a business success story, but it also has elements of history and economics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly very interesting, Jan. 2 2014
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I bought the book for work purposes, to learn more about supply chains and getting products to market. The book is well researched and well written, and to my surprises found it an interesting read. Better than the 'dry read' I was expecting
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too long and too detailed, Oct. 11 2009
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This review is from: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger (Paperback)
While the history of the container is clearly and interestingly presented, the author goes into almost too many specifics in various chapters. This book could have been more interesting if presented in less than 150 pages, if enough unnecessary specifics were not included. There is almost too much time spent on the plight of longshoremen. It's easy to get bored while reading through a chapter in this book.
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