Transatlantic Liners (Shire Library)

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Prior to air travel there was only one way to cross the Atlantic: by ship. By the late nineteenth century, steam ships dominated the transatlantic passenger trade, growing exponentially in size as maritime technology improved and as more immigrants poured from Europe into the New World. As the liners got bigger, the scope for luxury increased, so that a substantial part of ships such as Titanic would be given over to sumptuous dining saloons, lounges, smoking rooms and even gymnasia for the most affluent passengers. Meanwhile, the bulk of passengers, the poor migrants with one-way tickets to America, were efficiently arranged in small cabins with bunks in the bows and stern of the ship. This book is an introduction to the age of the superliner, from 1900 to the modern day, exploring changes in the liner's design and role over a century that saw competition between shipping lines and between nations. The author describes the history and design of such great ships as Lusitania, Olympic, Imperator, Normandie, both Queen Elizabeths, both Queen Marys and, of course, the legendary Titanic. He tells the story of the heyday of the great liners before immigration to America was curtailed, the many races for the Blue Riband speed record, the experiences of rich and poor passengers, the role of the liners as troopships and hospital ships during the world wars, and the decline in the Atlantic trade after the 1960s, since when most passengers have travelled by air.

Table of Contents
The Emergence of the Superliner / The Wonder Ships / A Call to Arms / Peace and A New Generation / Return to Conflict / Uncertain Future / The Legends Live On / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index

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J. Kent Layton specialises in the history of passenger liners. His works include Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography and the forthcoming The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios, as well as On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic. He has also contributed to Titanic: The Ship Magnificent, RMS Aquitania: The Ship Beautiful, and most recently, The Olympic-Class Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic.

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“It's fascinating to read about how each ship changed transatlantic travel and people's perceptions of travel. [Transatlantic Liners] was an enjoyable read with tons of beautiful pictures.” ―Anglotopia.net

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Since the end of the nineteenth century there has been a stunning succession of transatlantic liners, from the White Star Line s Oceanic of 1899 to the Cunard Line s Queen Mary 2 of 2004. These floating palaces often contained luxurious staterooms, ballrooms and lounges for the rich, and noticeably more modest and basic accommodation for poorer travellers. Their designs and powerplants were often cutting-edge as each competed to be the largest, most luxurious and fastest ship on the Atlantic. As the tides of passenger demand rose and fell through the years and the world plunged twice into global conflict, these ships had to adapt to survive. Many of these vessels - including Mauretania, Olympic, the first Queen Mary and France - had long and glorious careers; others - Titanic, Lusitania and Normandie among them - suffered tragic endings. J. Kent Layton describes the heyday of the superliners and explains what life was like for passengers, both rich and poor. Codice libro della libreria AA79780747810872

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Since the end of the nineteenth century there has been a stunning succession of transatlantic liners, from the White Star Line s Oceanic of 1899 to the Cunard Line s Queen Mary 2 of 2004. These floating palaces often contained luxurious staterooms, ballrooms and lounges for the rich, and noticeably more modest and basic accommodation for poorer travellers. Their designs and powerplants were often cutting-edge as each competed to be the largest, most luxurious and fastest ship on the Atlantic. As the tides of passenger demand rose and fell through the years and the world plunged twice into global conflict, these ships had to adapt to survive. Many of these vessels - including Mauretania, Olympic, the first Queen Mary and France - had long and glorious careers; others - Titanic, Lusitania and Normandie among them - suffered tragic endings. J. Kent Layton describes the heyday of the superliners and explains what life was like for passengers, both rich and poor. Codice libro della libreria AA79780747810872

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