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Transatlantic Liners


Συγγραφέας: Layton J. Kent
Εκδότης: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747810872
Σειρά βιβλίου: Shire Library 660
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 64
Διαστάσεις: 21x1x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Transatlantic Liners"

Since the end of the nineteenth century there has been a stunning succession of transatlantic liners, from the White Star Line's Oceanic of 1899 to the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 of 2004. These floating palaces often contained luxurious staterooms, ballrooms and lounges for the rich, and noticeably more modest and basic accommodation for poorer travellers. Their designs and powerplants were often cutting-edge as each competed to be the largest, most luxurious and fastest ship on the Atlantic. As the tides of passenger demand rose and fell through the years and the world plunged twice into global conflict, these ships had to adapt to survive. Many of these vessels - including Mauretania, Olympic, the first Queen Mary and France - had long and glorious careers; others - Titanic, Lusitania and Normandie among them - suffered tragic endings. J. Kent Layton describes the heyday of the superliners and explains what life was like for passengers, both rich and poor.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Layton J. Kent
Σειρά βιβλίου: Shire Library 660
ISBN: 9780747810872
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 20/01/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 64
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 170 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 21x1x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 40 b/w; 30 col

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction / The Age of the Superliner / A Call to Arms: The Liners and the Great War / Peace and a New Generation / Return to Conflict: The Second World War / Uncertain Future: The Decline of the Liner / The Legends Live On / Index

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