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Transatlantic Liners in Picture Postcards

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Publisher Comments:

With the recent introduction into service of the new Cunard liner, the Queen Mary 2, the great age of the transatlantic liners has been revived.

In an era that harks back to the luxury of the pre-World War 2 years, when the classic liners of Britain, the USA and Europe competed for the 'Blue Riband' the fastest transatlantic crossing - the new liner represents a sea-change in the scale of contemporary transatlantic liners. However, there is and will remain a considerable nostalgia for and interest in the great liners of an earlier age; liners whose very names the Lusitania, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, the Hamburg, the France, the Normandie and the United States - are redolent of a long lost age before jet aviation fundamentally altered the economics of transatlantic travel.

In their third joint venture for Ian Allan Publishing, Robert McDougall and Robin Gardiner, both noted experts on the subject of the history of transatlantic shipping, have co-operated to produce this largely pictorial tribute to the golden age of travel.

Drawing upon McDougall's extensive archive of historic postcards, both colour and mono, featuring the classic liners of this era and with detailed captions by Robin Gardiner, the book is an excellent follow-up to the authors' earlier joint ventures on the Titanic and on White Star Line.

Ian Allan Publishing's previous book on the subject - Glory Days: Transatlantic Liners, proved to be highly successful; this new addition to the company's maritime list is certain to be as popular and help to build further the reputation both Robert McDougall and Robin Gardiner.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the collection of Robert McDougall, this is a fascinating portfolio of contemporary illustrations portraying this famous ill-fated liner. Compiled by Robert Gardner, an expert on the TITANIC, the images represent a graphic reminder of the impact the vessel and its loss had on society. With an introduction detailing the 'Olympic' class of liner and design of the TITANIC, plus descriptions of the voyage and disaster. 209 b/w and colour photos/postcards. 128 pages. Hardback

Synopsis:

There is, and will remain, a considerable nostalgia for and interest in the great liners of an earlier age; liners whose very names--the Lusitania, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, the Hamburg, the France, the Normandie and the United States--are redolent of a long lost age before jet aviation fundamentally altered the economics of transatlantic travel. In their third joint venture for Ian Allan Publishing, Robert McDougall and Robin Gardiner, both noted experts on the subject of the history of transatlantic shipping, have co-operated to produce this largely pictorial tribute to the golden age of travel. Drawing upon McDougall's extensive archive of historic postcards, both colour and mono, featuring the classic liners of this era and with detailed captions by Robin Gardiner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711030268
Publisher:
Ian Allan Publishing
Subject:
Atlantic ocean
Author:
McDougall, Robert
Author:
Gardiner, Robert
Author:
Gardiner, Robin
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Pictorial
Subject:
Ocean liners
Subject:
Ocean liners -- Atlantic Ocean.
Subject:
Nautical - General
Subject:
General Transportation
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20020523
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.20x8.30x.61 in. 1.50 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Ian Allan Publishing - English 9780711030268 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Drawing on the collection of Robert McDougall, this is a fascinating portfolio of contemporary illustrations portraying this famous ill-fated liner. Compiled by Robert Gardner, an expert on the TITANIC, the images represent a graphic reminder of the impact the vessel and its loss had on society. With an introduction detailing the 'Olympic' class of liner and design of the TITANIC, plus descriptions of the voyage and disaster. 209 b/w and colour photos/postcards. 128 pages. Hardback
"Synopsis" by , There is, and will remain, a considerable nostalgia for and interest in the great liners of an earlier age; liners whose very names--the Lusitania, the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, the Hamburg, the France, the Normandie and the United States--are redolent of a long lost age before jet aviation fundamentally altered the economics of transatlantic travel. In their third joint venture for Ian Allan Publishing, Robert McDougall and Robin Gardiner, both noted experts on the subject of the history of transatlantic shipping, have co-operated to produce this largely pictorial tribute to the golden age of travel. Drawing upon McDougall's extensive archive of historic postcards, both colour and mono, featuring the classic liners of this era and with detailed captions by Robin Gardiner.
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