The Ocean Liner

The Ocean Liner
Author: Marius Gabriel
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 9781477805145
ISBN 13: 1477805141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean Liner Book Review:

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?

Ocean Liners

Ocean Liners
Author: Peter Newall
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1526723174
ISBN 13: 9781526723178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Review:

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.

My Ocean Liner

My Ocean Liner
Author: Peter Mandel
Publsiher: Stemmer House Pub
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780880451499
ISBN 13: 0880451491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Ocean Liner Book Review:

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.

Doomed Ships

Doomed Ships
Author: William H., Jr. Miller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-06-29
ISBN 10: 0486141632
ISBN 13: 9780486141633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doomed Ships Book Review:

Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro Castle, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Europa, and many others.

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
Author: John G. Sayers
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN 10: 9781851245307
ISBN 13: 1851245308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners Book Review:

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.

Normandie

Normandie
Author: John Maxtone-Graham
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780393061208
ISBN 13: 0393061205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Normandie Book Review:

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.

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s
Author: William H. Miller
Publsiher: Amberley
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781445649689
ISBN 13: 1445649683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s Book Review:

William H. Miller, 'Mr Ocean Liner', looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star during the 1930s.

Henry Dreyfuss Designs the Ocean Liner

Henry Dreyfuss Designs the Ocean Liner
Author: Christian Timothy Roden
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:928988704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry Dreyfuss Designs the Ocean Liner Book Review:

Between 1946 and 1951, Henry Dreyfuss designed six ocean liners for the American Export Lines, Inc. As one of the foremost industrial designers of the twentieth century, he not only designed the interior spaces but also eventually organized the entire project to facilitate communication and collaboration between the designers, builders, and the shipping line to produce the best ocean liners possible. In doing so, Dreyfuss drew upon his previous experience designing other forms of transportation, including trains and airplanes, to achieve workable solutions to problems of organization, maintenance, and livability in these floating environments. He acknowledged that the practical experience and knowledge of his colleagues, in terms of shipbuilding and running a business, influenced his own approaches. This project reconciles three fields that have been separate scholarly entities since the 1970's, as far as ocean liners have been concerned: the social and designing history of ocean liner travel, the engineering and structural considerations of large ship design, and the business considerations of running a complex transportation system as part of the American Merchant Marine. The author cross-references Dreyfuss's working drawings and writings with the surviving business records of the American Export Lines and contemporary trade publications to create a full understanding of Dreyfuss's working process. Using six vessels as a case study, this thesis places these disparate focuses of study back into dialogue with each other, as they would have been during Dreyfuss's collaboration with American Export Lines.

Ocean Liners

Ocean Liners
Author: Daniel Finamore,Ghislaine Wood
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781851779499
ISBN 13: 1851779493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Review:

"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

Ocean Liners
Author: Rupert Prior
Publsiher: Tiger Books
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9781855013438
ISBN 13: 1855013436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Review:

From Ocean Liner to Cruise Ship

From Ocean Liner to Cruise Ship
Author: Harley Crossley
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-09-23
ISBN 10: 1445623455
ISBN 13: 9781445623450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Liverpool s Last Ocean Liners

Liverpool s Last Ocean Liners
Author: John Shepherd
Publsiher: History PressLtd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780752449159
ISBN 13: 075244915X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liverpool s Last Ocean Liners Book Review:

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.

France Norway

France Norway
Author: John Maxtone-Graham
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780393069037
ISBN 13: 0393069036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

France Norway Book Review:

Presents a history of the ocean liner France, which was later turned into a cruise ship and renamed Norway, from the beginning of its construction in 1957 France to its scrapping at an Indian port in 2008.

The Unseen Aquitania

The Unseen Aquitania
Author: Kent Layton,Tad Fitch
Publsiher: History Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN 10: 9780750967358
ISBN 13: 0750967358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unseen Aquitania Book Review:

RMS Aquitania was in service for decades, and was very much beloved. The third in Cunard Line's "grand trio" of express liners, running mate of the lost Lusitania and the legendary Mauretania (1907), Aquitania was the last surviving four-funnelled ocean liner. Aquitania was pressed into service during both world wars and was one of the longest serving passenger liners of the 20th century. She was also one of the most elegant, nicknamed the "ship beautiful." Maritime authors J. Kent Layton and Tad Fitch have collaborated to put together the most evocative and exciting collection of imagery relating to this historic vessel ever shown.

The Ocean Liner

The Ocean Liner
Author: David Carey
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1114760827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean Liner Book Review:

Boat Trains The English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials

Boat Trains   The English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials
Author: Martyn Pring
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Transport
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-01-31
ISBN 10: 1526761955
ISBN 13: 9781526761958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boat Trains The English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials Book Review:

In many ways this title featuring the evolution of cross-channel boat trains and the many dedicated services responsible for moving international passengers to and from transatlantic steamers, is an extension of luxury railway travel. But that’s not the full story as it encapsulates more than 125 years of independent and organized tourism development. At the end of the nineteenth century, faster and more stable twin-screw vessels replaced cross-channel paddlers resulting in a significant expansion in the numbers of day excursionists and short-stay visitors heading to Belgium, France and the Channel Islands. Continental Europe, as it had done since the end of the Napoleonic Wars beckoned, introducing ideas of modern-day mass tourism. Numerous liners bestriding the globe were British domiciled. Major ports became hives of commercial activity involving moving freight and mail, as well as transporting all manner of travelers. Not only was there intense competition for passenger traffic between the Old and New World and Britain’s imperial interests, greater numbers of well-heeled tourists headed off to warmer winter climes, and also experimented with the novel idea of using ocean steamers as hotels to visit an array of diverse destinations. Cruise tourism and the itinerary had arrived as ‘Ocean Special’ boat trains became essential components of railway and port procedures. While some railway operations were dedicated to emigrant traffic, continental and ocean liner boat trains were also synonymous with the most glamorous travel services ever choreographed by shipping lines and railway companies working closely in tandem. This well illustrated book explores the many functions of boat train travel.

A Man and His Ship

A Man and His Ship
Author: Steven Ujifusa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 1451645090
ISBN 13: 9781451645095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Man and His Ship Book Review:

A Harvard-educated historian and advisor to the S.S. United States Conservancy documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility. 50,000 first printing.

Linking Land and Sea

Linking Land and Sea
Author: Christie D. Jackson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:668258494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Land and Sea Book Review:

Ocean Liners

Ocean Liners
Author: Karl Zimmermann
Publsiher: Boyds Mills Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781590785522
ISBN 13: 1590785525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Review:

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.

Table 29

Table 29
Author: Russ Smith
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 9781543902969
ISBN 13: 1543902960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Table 29 Book Review:

Who is the murderer? Is it one of the passengers at Table 29? Perhaps it's one of the other passengers seated in the exclusive first class dining room or maybe one of the crew on board the ship? It might even be one of the passengers in the discounted cabins in tourist class. Listen to the voice inside the mind of the killer as the victims are identified and the murders are planned. All of the eight people seated at Table 29 are potential targets. Meet them, as well as some of the other passengers on the luxury ocean liner. Watch how they come together to support each other after the first murder and continue to do so, throughout the difficult voyage.Meet the physicist who studied theater and his sister, the medical student that was a once a ballerina. Get to know the inquisitive and charming widow and her film industry friends from Hollywood. Then there's the Earl from Dorset and his Geordie husband who are the biggest land developers in England. The President's brother is also on board, as is the Chief Justice and the Bishop. Hear about their interesting lives and see how they become close friends. Then try to guess who will survive and who is the murderer.You'll also meet some of the crew on the ship. Meet the beautiful and decisive captain and some of her senior officers. Also meet the people that serve the world-class food in the elegant Potomac Grill restaurant. All of them have interesting stories and one of them might be the murderer.Follow the unique way the crimes are investigated by the New York Police Department and the FBI, while the ship is still at sea and while the murderer chooses the next victim. Will they solve the case before all of the guests at Table 29 are dead?Explore the fastest ocean liner at sea and get a glimpse of life on board for the passengers and the crew. Feel what it's like to live in the small community of the people on board, as news and gossip about the murder rapidly spread throughout the ship.The ship is named the United States 21, although it is often just called the "21". It is modeled after the famous ocean liner of the mid 20th century that holds the record for the fastest Atlantic passenger ship crossing. Unlike popular cruise ships that serve a mass market and compete on size and amusement park like attractions, the "21" delivers the best food, service, and elegant surroundings, as did its namesake in the 1950's and 60's. The "21" does not shy away from declaring that it offers three classes of service - first class, cabin class, and tourist.Like any cruise ship or ocean liner, the "21" has a cross section of society on board, where wealth, status, culture, and class differences are found. On board the ship, the differences are magnified because of the confined space of the ship. As the tension mounts following the first murder, some of these differences melt away and some do not. The "21" takes advantage of technology. All of the capabilities of the Internet and telecommunications are fully implemented and integrated on board. All passengers and crew have access to complimentary and unlimited ultra high-speed Internet. Passenger can take a six-day journey and not miss a tweet, chat, trade, or business meeting. Of course tweeting, texting, and the use of phones is not permitted in the first class dining room, the Potomac Grill.Will the advanced communications technology enable the police on shore to determine who the murderer is before everyone at Table 29 is dead?If you read this book while on a cruise, be warned. You may find yourself watching the other passengers and the crew, wondering if one of them is planning the next murder at sea.