U.S. At War: Technological Revolutionist

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One drizzly afternoon last week Patrick Morgan O'Laughlin pressed a buzzer. Workmen at the Dravo Corporation, on Neville Island near Pittsburgh, knocked the blocks out from under a squat, flat-bottomed craft perched on the ways in Dravo's west yard. A tank landing ship slid down the smoking ways into the Ohio River.

Workmen on the 8:30 a.m.-to-4:30 p.m. shift cheered, picked up their lunch pails, went home. Workmen on the next shift were already swarming around a second, identical craft perched on the ways. Paddy O'Laughlin, swearing lustily, pressed another buzzer. Down...

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