The Fabulous Interiors Of The Great Ocean Liners In Historic Photographs

Autore: William H., Jr. Miller
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319369
Grandezza: 67,68 MB
Formato: PDF
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200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world’s great "floating palaces" — 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more.

The Captain S Table

Autore: Sarah Edington
ISBN: 9781844861453
Grandezza: 30,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Features recipes of dishes served on classic ocean liners such as the Queen Mary, Titanic, and Lusitania that are redesigned to suit modern conveniences, along with a history of life aboard the vessels during its heyday.

The Unseen Britannic

Autore: Simon Mills
Editore: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752497716
Grandezza: 47,26 MB
Formato: PDF
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As the third and largest sister of the famous Olympic-class trio, Britannic is often and unjustly overlooked in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched on the eve of war in February 1914, Britannic would never see service on the White Star Line’s express service on the North Atlantic mail run for which she was built. After being requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1915 His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic instead became indispensible to the thousands of injured and sick troops that needed transporting back to Britain from the Mediterranean theatre of war. However, as was the fate of many liners during the conflict, her life was cut tragically short when she was suddenly wracked by a mysterious explosion on 21 November 1916 and sank in less than an hour – three times faster than her sister ship Titanic, and yet thanks to the improvements in safety heralded by the tragedy of her sister 1,032 of 1,062 on board survived.Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material, including stunning colour images of Britannic’s wreck in the Aegean Sea, and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in the First World War, of an oftoverlooked but key ship to British maritime history and of the unique future that the wreck might still one day enjoy.

Ocean Liners

ISBN: 9780906286203
Grandezza: 54,55 MB
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Autore: John Maxtone-Graham
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061208
Grandezza: 71,77 MB
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A lavishly photographed tribute to the ill-fated steamship documents every aspect of the vessel's design, construction, and service, offering insight into its struggles to attract passengers and the events that culminated in its fiery end at New York's Pier 88.

National Arts Guide

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Dead Wake

Autore: Erik Larson
Editore: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0553446754
Grandezza: 14,32 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8736
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#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

The Land Of Decoration

Autore: Grace McCleen
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446477231
Grandezza: 15,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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'An extraordinary and peculiarly haunting novel' Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK My name is Judith McPherson. I am ten years old. On Monday a miracle happened. Judith doesn’t have much. The house she shares with her devoutly religious father is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother Judith never knew. Bullied at school, she finds comfort in creating a miniature world in her bedroom – a world of wonder she calls The Land of Decoration. Perhaps, she thinks, if she makes it snow in The Land of Decoration there will be no school on Monday. Sure enough, when Judith opens her curtains the next day, the world beyond her window has turned white. And that's when her troubles begin.