Ocean Liners

Author: Peter Newall
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1526723174
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Before the advent of the jet age, ocean liners were the principal means of transport around the globe, and carried migrants and business people, soldiers and administrators, families and lone travelers to every corner of the world. Though the ocean liner was born on the North Atlantic it soon spread to all the other oceans and in this new book the author addresses this huge global story. The account begins with Brunel's Great Eastern and the early Cunarders, but with the rise in nationalism and the growth in empires in the latter part of the 19th century, and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the colonial powers of Spain, France and Germany soon established shipping lines of their own, and transpacific routes were opened up by Japanese and American lines. The golden age between the two world wars witnessed huge growth in liner traffic to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, India and the Far East, the French colonies and the Dutch East and West Indies, but then, though there was a postwar revival, the breakup of empires and the arrival of mass air travel brought about the swan song of the liner. Employing more than 250 stunning photographs, the author describes not just the ships and routes, but interweaves the technical and design developments, covering engines, electric light, navigation and safety, and accommodation. A truly unique and evocative book for merchant ship enthusiasts and historians.

Ocean Liners

Author: Karl Zimmermann
Editor: Boyds Mills Press
ISBN: 9781590785522
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Traces the history, development, and culture of the biggest ships on earth, including England's Britannia, Holland's Statendam, and the most famous of ocean liners, the Titanic, and how they changed history.

The Ocean Liner

Author: David Carey
Editor:
ISBN:
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Winnie The Whale And The Ocean Liner

Author: Janice A. Vailes
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424183975
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Janice A. Vailes is a native Washingtonian of the District of Columbia and mother of three children, two boys and a girl. They are grown, married and have families. When she is not teaching or tutoring children, her time is spent writing and illustrating animals and childrens picture book adventures. Over the past few years, she has welcomed the opportunity to read a few of her stories to the students in her classroom and at family gatherings. The childrens response was of great interest and enjoyment. Children will enjoy reading the adventures of Winnie the Whale and the Ocean Liner. Ms. Vailes believes childrens and animals adventures should be enjoyed by parents and teachers as well, and she is looking forward to introducing many of her stories to children all over the world to read, share and enjoy.

The Ocean Liner

Author: Marius Gabriel
Editor: Lake Union Publishing
ISBN: 9781477805145
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As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future. Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing. Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family's political ambitions. And then there's young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret... But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?

My Ocean Liner

Author: Peter Mandel
Editor: Stemmer House Pub
ISBN: 9780880451499
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In 1939, nine-year-old Paul goes on a memorable five-day voyage from New York to France on the luxurious ocean liner Normandie, the biggest ship in the world.

Liverpool S Last Ocean Liners

Author: John Shepherd
Editor: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752449159
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At one time, Liverpool's landing stage was so busy that ships would be literally queuing in the Mersey to discharge and embark passengers. However, the period from the late 1940s saw both the golden age of Liverpool shipping as well as the decline of its passenger trade. From the early 1960s, though, Liverpool's passenger trade entered a downturn that was unstoppable. The Jet Age had seen the loss of much of its trade and shipping line after shipping line moved away from the port or stopped its ships sailing and sold them for scrap or service with foreign lines. Liverpool now has a new landing stage to accommodate visiting cruise ships, and so, whilst the era of the passenger liner has gone for ever, it is pleasant to see today's cruise ships back in the Mersey. Here John Shepherd tells the story, using the memories of those who sailed in them, of the halcyon days of the passenger liners which sailed from the Mersey.

Ocean Liners

Author: Daniel Finamore
Editor:
ISBN: 9781851779499
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"The great age of ocean travel has long since passed, but ocean liners remain one of the most powerful and admired symbols of modernity. No form of transport was as romantic, remarkable, or contested, and ocean liner design became a matter of national prestige as well as an arena in which the larger dynamic s of global competition were played out.0This beautifully illustrated book considers over a century of liner design: from the striking graphics created to promote liners to the triumphs of engineering, and from luxurious interiors to on board fashion and activities. 'Ocean Liners' explores the design of Victorian and Art Deco 'floating palaces', sleek post-war liners as well as these ships' impact on avant-garde artists and architects such as Le Corbusier." -- publisher's description.

Ocean Liners

Author: Rupert Prior
Editor: Tiger Books
ISBN: 9781855013438
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Secrets Of The Great Ocean Liners

Author: John G. Sayers
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ISBN: 9781851245307
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Before the advent of commercial transatlantic flights in the early 1950s, the only way to travel between continents was by sea. In the golden age of ocean liners, between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War, shipping companies ensured their vessels were a home away from home, providing entertainment, dining, sleeping quarters and smoking lounges to accommodate passengers of all ages and budgets, for voyages that could last as long as three months.Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners leads the reader through each of the stages - and secrets - of ocean liner travel, from booking a ticket and choosing a cabin to shore excursions, dining, on-board games, social events, romances, and disembarking on arrival. Additional chapters disclose wartime voyages and disasters at sea. The shipping companies produced glamorous brochures, sailing schedules, voyage logs, passenger lists, postcards and menus, all of which help us to savour the challenges, etiquette and luxury of ocean liner travel. Diaries, letters and journals written on board also reveal a host of behind-the-scenes secrets and fascinating insights into the experience of travelling by sea. This book dives into a vast, unique collection to reveal the scandals, glamour, challenges and tragedies of ocean liner travel.

Great Cruise Ships And Ocean Liners From 1954 To 1986

Author: William H. Miller
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN:
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In this sumptuous pictorial record, noted maritime historian William Miller recalls the last great years of transatlantic travel and the rise of a new breed of ocean liner--the luxuriously appointed cruise ship. 170+ photos provide detailed views of vessels distinguished by their decor, speed, and comfort.

The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners

Author: Lee Server
Editor: Todtri Book Pub
ISBN: 9781880908860
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"The golden age of ocean liners tells the remarkable story of the international competition to build the world's fastest, largest, and most luxurious ships, and captuers in 97 vivid illustrations the glamour of this extraordinary era"--Cover.

Maiden Voyages

Author: Siân Evans
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250246474
File Size: 17,52 MB
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Normandie

Author: John Maxtone-Graham
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061208
File Size: 54,19 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.

From Ocean Liner To Cruise Ship

Author: Harley Crossley
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445623455
File Size: 20,16 MB
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Titanic

Author: Susan Wels
Editor: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780783552613
File Size: 63,67 MB
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Traces the entire Titanic story, from its construction in the early 1900s to its present day exploration at the bottom of the North Atlantic

Famous Ocean Liners

Author: William H. Miller
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN:
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Looks at the history of ocean liners, tells the stories of individual ships, and describes the impact of two world wars on liner service

Channel Packets And Ocean Liners 1850 1970

Author: John M. Maber
Editor:
ISBN:
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An account of the development of passenger ships from 1850 to 1970from wooden-hulled paddlesteamers augmented with full outfit of sails to the screw propeller, iron hull and compound engine.

Ocean Liner Posters

Author: Gabriele Cadringher
Editor: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851496730
File Size: 53,92 MB
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Ocean Liner Posters tells the story of shipping companies and their ships through the art they produced - their posters. For a century, ocean liners were the only way to travel from one continent to another. Millions of passengers travelled on transatlan

Ocean Liners

Author: Olivier Le Goff
Editor: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780785810865
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Ocean Liner depicts in both fascinating drawings and stunning photographs fifty of the most famous passenger ships, from the Kaiser Wilhelm built in 1897 to the huge cruise ships that hold thousands of passengers plying the Caribbean trade routes.