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Riassunto: It was a golden age of travel. The period from the end of the Second World War to the early 1960s saw some of the finest ocean liners ever built and, until the advent of the jet, the ships travelled full every trip, criss-crossing the Atlantic between the Old World and the New, carrying businessmen, tourists, emigrants and those who longed for a trip away. William H. Miller brings together a fabulous selection of images of the ships of the period, the great and the famous of ocean liner travel. From the grand Cunard Queens to the fastest and longest ships afloat, from the ships of state to smaller vessels, from the tragedy of disaster to the triumph of record-breaking, he tells the story of this glittering age of travel, a time when 'Getting There was Half the Fun'. Of course, it was all to end with the advent of the Boeing 707, capable of crossing the Atlantic in hours rather than days, and the liner trade went into terminal decline. One by one, ships were sold or scrapped until there remained only one, the QE2. She retired in 2008, but not before being replaced by the Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner. Join Bill for a voyage back in time aboard The Last Atlantic Liners.
About the Author: William H Miller has written over 70 books on ocean liners. He lives in New Jersey and grew up within sight and sound of the docks of New Jersey and Luxury Liner Row on Manhattan's West Side.
Titolo: LAST ATLANTIC LINERS, THE: Getting There is ...
Casa editrice: Amberley
Data di pubblicazione: 2011
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Amberley, United Kingdom, 2011. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG+/no-DJ(paperback); Spine is black with white text; Covers have minimal edge wear, slight rubbing to corners, joints are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, binding is strong, content is clear; pp 95; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions. Rockville. Codice libro della libreria 7-108-1259764
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021848686978
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011848686978
Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111848686978