Ocean Liners

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present

Picture History of British Ocean Liners  1900 to the Present
Author : William H. Miller
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 134
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0486415325
ISBN 13 : 9780486415321
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present Book Description:

This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships such as the Viceroy of India, the Orion, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Windsor Castle, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Aurora. Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port.

Maiden Voyages

Maiden Voyages
Author : Siân Evans
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2021-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9781250246479
ISBN 13 : 1250246474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maiden Voyages Book Description:

In an engaging and anecdotal social history, Siân Evans's Maiden Voyages explores how women’s lives were transformed by the Golden Age of ocean liner travel between Europe and North America. During the early twentieth century, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women, whose lives were changed forever by their journeys between the Old World and the New. Some traveled for leisure, some for work; others to reinvent themselves or find new opportunities. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and crew members whose stories have mostly remained untold—until now. Maiden Voyages is a fascinating portrait of these women as they crossed the Atlantic. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third class travel. In first class you’ll meet A-listers like Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, and Josephine Baker; the second class carried a new generation of professional and independent women, like pioneering interior designer Sibyl Colefax. Down in steerage, you’ll follow the journey of émigré Maria Riffelmacher as she escapes poverty in Europe. Bustling between decks is a crew of female workers, including Violet “The Unsinkable Stewardess” Jessop, who survived the Titanic disaster. Entertaining and informative, Maiden Voyages captures the golden age of ocean liners through the stories of the women whose transatlantic journeys changed the shape of society on both sides of the globe.

Ocean Liners of the 20th Century

Ocean Liners of the 20th Century
Author : Gordon Newell
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN 10 : 9781787208216
ISBN 13 : 1787208214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners of the 20th Century Book Description:

With his vast collection of photographs and memorabilia, combined with his skill as a writer, Newell truly makes the ships and memories of them become living personalities. How Jack London, Count von Luckner, Sir Ernest Shackleton and all other intrepid adventurers of the sea would have gloried in this book; and present-day sea rovers, you, how you will glory in it! Here are the glamour, majesty and color of the most exciting things ever built—the mammoths of the sea. Gordon Newell’s salty stories and fine photos bring these monarchs and superliners to life so completely, that you hear once more the deep-throated whistle blasts as the ships knife their way out of the fog, one after another. “I am not recording affection for the Mauretania as President of the United States, but as civilian Franklin D. Roosevelt who loves the sea, its ships and the men who sail them...” writes F.D.R. in his story “Queen with a Fighting Heart.” Author Gordon Newell shares these sentiments. “The Kronprinz Wilhelm” he writes, “was not a ship to give up easily. Night was falling, the darkness would give her a fighting chance. The last of the fuel was shoveled into the furnaces. The worn-out engines were breaking their hearts for the ship...out of the night she came, the sky glowing red above the crowns of her belching funnels. The white glow of acres of foam at her bow. The guns of the British cruisers swung around.”

German Luxury Ocean Liners

German Luxury Ocean Liners
Author : Nils Schwerdtner
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2013-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781445614717
ISBN 13 : 1445614715
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Luxury Ocean Liners Book Description:

Profusely illustrated history of German ocean liners and cruise ships.

A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects

A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects
Author : Mark Berry
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2020-12-01
ISBN 10 : 9780750996471
ISBN 13 : 0750996471
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Ocean Liners in 50 Objects Book Description:

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.

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs
Author : William H., Jr. Miller
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2013-07-24
ISBN 10 : 9780486319360
ISBN 13 : 0486319369
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs Book Description:

200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world’s great "floating palaces" — 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more.

My Ocean Liner

My Ocean Liner
Author : Peter Mandel
Publisher : Stemmer House Pub
Total Pages : 44
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0880451491
ISBN 13 : 9780880451499
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Ocean Liner Book Description:

In 1939, nine-year-old Paul goes on a memorable five-day voyage from New York to France on the luxurious ocean liner Normandie, the biggest ship in the world.

Ocean Liners

Ocean Liners
Author : Peter Newall
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN 10 : 9781526723178
ISBN 13 : 1526723174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Description:

Before the advent of the jet age, ocean liners were the principal means of transport around the globe, and carried migrants and business people, soldiers and administrators, families and lone travelers to every corner of the world. Though the ocean liner was born on the North Atlantic it soon spread to all the other oceans and in this new book the author addresses this huge global story. The account begins with Brunel's Great Eastern and the early Cunarders, but with the rise in nationalism and the growth in empires in the latter part of the 19th century, and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the colonial powers of Spain, France and Germany soon established shipping lines of their own, and transpacific routes were opened up by Japanese and American lines. The golden age between the two world wars witnessed huge growth in liner traffic to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, India and the Far East, the French colonies and the Dutch East and West Indies, but then, though there was a postwar revival, the breakup of empires and the arrival of mass air travel brought about the swan song of the liner. Employing more than 250 stunning photographs, the author describes not just the ships and routes, but interweaves the technical and design developments, covering engines, electric light, navigation and safety, and accommodation. A truly unique and evocative book for merchant ship enthusiasts and historians.

Ocean Liners

Ocean Liners
Author : Daniel Finamore
Publisher :
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018
ISBN 10 : 1851779493
ISBN 13 : 9781851779499
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Liners Book Description:

"The great age of ocean travel has long since passed, but ocean liners remain one of the most powerful and admired symbols of modernity. No form of transport was as romantic, remarkable, or contested, and ocean liner design became a matter of national prestige as well as an arena in which the larger dynamic s of global competition were played out.0This beautifully illustrated book considers over a century of liner design: from the striking graphics created to promote liners to the triumphs of engineering, and from luxurious interiors to on board fashion and activities. 'Ocean Liners' explores the design of Victorian and Art Deco 'floating palaces', sleek post-war liners as well as these ships' impact on avant-garde artists and architects such as Le Corbusier." -- publisher's description.

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
Author : John G. Sayers
Publisher :
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2020-10-16
ISBN 10 : 1851245308
ISBN 13 : 9781851245307
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners Book Description:

Before the advent of commercial transatlantic flights in the early 1950s, the only way to travel between continents was by sea. In the golden age of ocean liners, between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War, shipping companies ensured their vessels were a home away from home, providing entertainment, dining, sleeping quarters and smoking lounges to accommodate passengers of all ages and budgets, for voyages that could last as long as three months.Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners leads the reader through each of the stages - and secrets - of ocean liner travel, from booking a ticket and choosing a cabin to shore excursions, dining, on-board games, social events, romances, and disembarking on arrival. Additional chapters disclose wartime voyages and disasters at sea. The shipping companies produced glamorous brochures, sailing schedules, voyage logs, passenger lists, postcards and menus, all of which help us to savour the challenges, etiquette and luxury of ocean liner travel. Diaries, letters and journals written on board also reveal a host of behind-the-scenes secrets and fascinating insights into the experience of travelling by sea. This book dives into a vast, unique collection to reveal the scandals, glamour, challenges and tragedies of ocean liner travel.