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Ss Nieuw Amsterdam

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 9781445624068
Genre : Transportation
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The story in words and pictures of Holland America Line’s Art Deco masterpiece.

Ss Niuew Amsterdam

Author : Andrew Britton
ISBN : 0750961023
Genre : Ocean liners
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The fascinating story of the grand old lady, darling of the Dutch, and the largest vessel built in Rotterdam This book traces the distinguished career of the Holland America Line flagship Nieuw Amsterdam. One of the most popular liners on the Atlantic, she regularly visited Southampton, Hoboken-New York, Rotterdam, and latterly Fort Lauderdale and the Caribbean. The Dutch art-deco flagship was named for the Dutch settlement New Amsterdam, modern-day New York. Her pre-war life was short and with the fall of Holland in the Second World War she was requisitioned by the British Ministry of Transport under Cunard. After conversion she was a British troopship, carrying thousands of Allied troops to all corners of the world. After the war, she remained in Holland America Line service until 1974, the last ship to retain the Holland America Line's green, yellow and white funnels. Despite boiler problems in 1967, she was refitted with US Navy-surplus boilers and sailed on, cruising, until withdrawn from service in 1974.

Ss Nieuw Amsterdam

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 9781445624068
Genre : Transportation
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The story in words and pictures of Holland America Line’s Art Deco masterpiece.

Ss Leviathan

Author : Brent I. Holt
ISBN : 0752447637
Genre : Transportation
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A pictorial tribute to Americas greatest ocean liner!

Rms Caronia

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 0752457918
Genre : Transportation
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Painted in shades of green and known affectionately as the ‘Green Goddess’, Cunard’s Caronia of 1949 ushered in the era of modern cruising. Designed almost exclusively for an untapped passenger market – luxury cruising – she represented Britain’s recovery and moreover the rebirth of the world’s maritime industry after the devastation of the Second World War. With such illustrious Cunard predecessors as the Queen Mary, the ill-fated Lusitania, and the record-breaker Mauretania, Caronia was an instant favourite with the world’s rich and famous. She gathered an exclusive, often American, clientele – the ‘mink and diamonds set’ – who sailed on her year after year. Many passengers lived on board for years, giving her the air of an ultra-wealthy country club. Yet she ignominiously met her end while under tow to the breaker’s yard, ending up on the rocks at Guam after running aground during a typhoon. Her subsequent salvage was the largest ever undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare memorabilia, including work from maritime artist Robert Lloyd, this history of one of Cunard’s most beloved liners is a must for all those who fondly remember the ‘Green Goddess’.

Le De France And Libert

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 0752474863
Genre : History
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This beautifully illustrated history portrays two of the French fleet’s most glamorous liners in their post-war heyday. Île de France was a ship with unique style and character, restored and re-launched in 1949 after wartime service as a troopship. Liberté was built as the German Europa in 1930, but was ceded to France in 1946 and restyled in French Line luxury. The ships were famed for their service and on-board ambience, but most of all for being the ‘best-fed liners on the Atlantic’. Each ended their days on the silver screen, Île de France as a prop in The Last Voyage, for which she was partly sunk in 1958, and Liberté in the closing scenes of the classic film Sabrina before being scrapped in 1961. William H. Miller’s latest work in the Classic Liners series brings together an unrivalled collection of images, including previously unpublished colour photography, and truly evokes the glamour of two of the most beloved ocean liners of the era.

Ss Normandie

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 0752488082
Genre : Photography
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the world of ocean liners, those built for French lines were the epitome of style and panache, and SS Normandie perhaps the pinnacle of this. When she entered service in 1935, she was the largest, longest, fastest and certainly the best fed ship of her time, serving the finest food imaginable in a dining room longer than the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Normandie emobodied high glamour and was a firm favourite of many, albeit for a short time. Times were changing and even the French government's massive subsidies to the builders, an attempt to make Normandie a flagship for the drive out of the Depression. could only work for so long, as the Second World War drew nearer. She might have been a valuable troopship, and served a the USS Lafayette for a time, but caught fire at her New York pier in 1942. The great ship was salvaged, but with an expensive restoration in prospect she could not escape being scrapped in 1946-47. Through beautiful illustrations and evocative writing, William H.Miller presents the story of one of the most lavish liners ever to cross the seas.

France Norway

Author : John Maxtone-Graham
ISBN : 0393069036
Genre : Transportation
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Presents a history of the ocean liner France, which was later turned into a cruise ship and renamed Norway, from the beginning of its construction in 1957 France to its scrapping at an Indian port in 2008.

A Man And His Ship

Author : Steven Ujifusa
ISBN : 9781451645095
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Harvard-educated historian and advisor to the S.S. United States Conservancy documents the story of innovative ship designer William Francis Gibbs, describing the breakthroughs that enabled him to craft high-performance ships of unprecedented versatility. 50,000 first printing.

Designing Liners

Author : Anne Wealleans
ISBN : 9781134189397
Genre : Architecture
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This in-depth history of the interior design of ocean liners surveys the transient history of interior design in relation to the development of passenger shipping, from commissioning by the line owners, methods and sources for the original creation of designs through to its construction, use and influence. It is a short-lived branch of architecture and design, lasting an average of fifteen years. As the design and taste mirrors and reinforces cultural assumptions about national identity, gender, class and race, not only did the interiors of ocean going liners reflect the changing hierarchies of society and shifting patterns in globalization, but the glamour and styling of the liners were reflected back into the design of interiors on land. Combining design history, architecture history, material and visual cultures, Designing Liners is a richly multidisciplinary work for those studying or researching this application of interior design.

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