The story behind the great liners and the golden age of ocean travel, from a true expert of cruise and maritime history
Charting the heyday of the great liners, this illustrated and colorful history tells the story of those grand and lavish vessels that cruised around the world carrying their glamorous passengers from port to port. Decorated to the highest of finishes and fitted out in the most luxurious of styles, these floating palaces epitomized their opulent age. Their iconic names, from Titanic to Mauretania, from Queen Elizabeth to QE2, conjure up visions of power, grace, elegance, and nostalgia for this golden age of travel. Accompanied by stunning photographs, artworks, "did you know" facts, and quotations, this is a must-have addition to any maritime library.
Bill Miller's style is very easy to read and he cuts right to the chase on each era/liner in the book. The book reads much like a condensed version of The Only Way to Cross, albeit with slightly more fore and aft. What I mean by the corny pun is that Miller's book covers more time. Miller starts in the 1890's when Kaiser Wilhelm II decided to engage in...
Marine architecture has gone in a direction very different from what it was historically. For the most part this is not a good thing from an aesthetic point of view, though it might have been necessary from an economic point of view. There was great beauty in some of the old ships and it is depicted in this book.
This cannot even be called a book it is so slight. And while lacking any weight whatsoever regarding the subject, the author attempts grand phrasing. A ridiculous presentation.. A "star rating is required" but there should be added a click function to make them disappear.
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