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A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

By Mark Berry

9780750994323

ISBN: 9780750994323

Published: 01-12-2020


A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

By Mark Berry

ISBN: 9780750994323

Published: 01-12-2020

About This Book

Explore the history of ocean liners through the objects that bring them to life. Liners represented the ambitions of their nations in peace and war; their design, interiors and fittings incorporated the finest contemporary technological and artistic features. In peacetime they carried celebrities, vacationers and emigrants; while in war they carried thousands of troops – and then war brides seeking new lives. A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects takes in evolving technology, supreme luxury and fine cuisine, as well as hardship and the burning hope for a better life. There is peril, disaster and death, international pride and competition, glory and war. The objects tell a fascinating story, showing how the functional sea voyage has evolved from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to the huge cruise industry we have today.

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