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The Great Liners Story (Story series) epub ebook

by William H. Miller

The Great Liners Story (Story series) epub ebook

Author: William H. Miller
Category: Transportation
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press; 1 edition (May 17, 2012)
Pages: 128 pages
ISBN: 0752464523
ISBN13: 978-0752464527
Rating: 4.2
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The story behind the great liners and the golden age of ocean travel, from a true expert of cruise and maritime history . William H. Miller has written more than 80 books on passenger ships, including Doomed Ships, Picture History of the Andrea Doria, RMS Caronia, and SS United States.

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. He has received the National Maritime History Award and he created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Museum. He appeared in the documentary SS United States: Lady in Waiting and a documentary about his life and studies, Mr. Ocean Liner, premiered aboard RMS Queen Mary 2 on July 1, 2010.

The story behind the great liners and the golden age of ocean travel, from a true expert of cruise and maritime history . Books related to Great Liners Story. More by William H. Miller.

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. Andrea Doria and Other Recent Liner Disasters.

Great Liners Story book. 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.

Written by maritime and cruise liner expert William Miller, and accompanied by stunning photographs, artworks, Did You Know facts and quotations, The Great Liners Story is a must-have addition to any maritime library. One fee. Stacks of books.

William H. He lives in Secaucus, New Jersey.

for others named William Miller, see disambiguation page William Miller). William Henry Miller, Jr. (born May 3, 1948) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners

for others named William Miller, see disambiguation page William Miller). (born May 3, 1948) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners. Miller was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 3, 1948. In addition to his teaching career and writing over 40 books and many articles on the great liners, he was chairman of the World Ship Society's Port of New York Branch from 1970 to 1976.

Written by maritime and cruise liner expert William Miller, and accompanied by stunning photographs, artworks, Did You Know facts and quotations, The Great Liners . The Great Liners Story - William H. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: The History PressReleased: Mar 30, 2012ISBN: 9780752485706Format: book. carousel previous carousel next.

Items related to The Great Liners Story (Story series). Miller has written more than 80 books on passenger ships, including Doomed Ships, Picture History of the Andrea Doria, RMS Caronia, and SS United States

Items related to The Great Liners Story (Story series). Miller, William H. The Great Liners Story (Story series). ISBN 13: 9780752464527.

This illustrated and colourful history charts the hey-day of the great liners, those grand and lavish vessels that cruised around the world carrying their glamorous passengers from port to port. Decorated to the highest of finishes, fitted out in the most luxurious of styles, these floating palaces epitomised 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.

Stories in this volume: A Rose for Emily; The Hound; Turn About; That . With a Foreword by the author

Stories in this volume: A Rose for Emily; The Hound; Turn About; That Evening Sun; Dry September; Delta Autumn; Barn Burning; An Odor of Verbena. History & Fiction, Horror. With a Foreword by the author. The Sound and the Fury, selections from other novels, three novellas, nine stories, the Nobel Prize address, etc. History & Fiction. The Hamlet, the first book of the series chronicling the advent and rise of the grasping Snopes family in mythical Yoknapatawpha County, is a work that Cleanth Brooks called one of the richest novels in the Faulkner canon.

The story behind the great liners and the golden age of ocean travel, from a true expert of cruise and maritime history
Reviews (7)
Nalmezar
I'm somewhat new to maritime history, I've known a lot about the Titanic for most of my life and I've been going on cruises with my family and understand the allure ( no pun intended, I hate those two behemoths anyway) of sea travel. Anyway, I had ordered a copy of The Only Way to Cross: The Golden Era of the great Atlantic express liners---from the Mauretania to the France and the Queen Elizabeth 2 and thought that this book would be a good companion, it arrived early, so I figured I'd give it a read.

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 some one-ups-manship with the British, and he ends with the Allure of the Seas, the current largest ship at 225,000+ GT ( For comparisons sake, the Titanic was about 39,000 GT by modern gross tonnage standards. ) The update does definitely add to the book's value, as the current generation of ships is generally excluded from most commentary on the ocean liner (besides the Queen Mary 2)

My only issue with this book is that it is very short, its about 130 pages and the book itself isn't "normal-sized" but much smaller. I bought this along with The Only Way to Cross because I wanted some new information on the liners. Like I previously said, there was some new material, but those sections are rather short. The Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse was built only a decade before the Mauretania and it was only with the Queen Mary 2 that a "true liner" was built again. However, this book does have spectacular (and new) illustrations, particularly of the Cunard Queens and the Normandie. The pictures take up quite a lot of space, so if you're a fan of illustration you will enjoy this book.

Overall, I would recommend this for anyone who wants a short overview of the history of the ocean liner, perhaps maybe the young historian. The book is also not very expensive for a hard cover, so if you really want this it's worth the money. However, if you want the most detailed account of the Atlantic superliner, then buy The Only Way to Cross instead.

Lanin
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.

Framokay
What can i say,except "WOW"

Moogura
Good..quick..read

Daron
NICE COLLECTION OD THE SHIPS I KNEW IN MY DAY

Brannylv
Book is small but a lot of information and great "Did you knows?" Facts; and great pictures.

Alsantrius
It's ok. I was hoping for more information than it offered. It is a general guide about some really great ships.

Great concise book..I was particularly interested in the early German liners that are described and their design issues. I sailed on both the USS United States and the France going to school in France as a kid and have always loved these ships

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