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A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

By Mark Berry

9780750994323

ISBN: 9780750994323

Published: 02-11-2020


A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

By Mark Berry

ISBN: 9780750994323

Published: 02-11-2020

About This Book

Explore the history of the great ocean liners through a range of objects that bring them to life. Liners represented the ambitions of their nations in peace and war, their design, interiors, and fittings incorporating the finest contemporary technological and artistic features. They carried celebrities, vacationers, emigrants, and in war, thousands of troops, followed by war brides seeking new lives. The story takes in evolving technology, supreme luxury, 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 and show how the sea voyage has evolved from the late 19th and early 20th century to the huge cruise industry we have today.

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