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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 Despite boiler problems in 1967, she was refitted with US Navy-surplus boilers and sailed on, cruising, until withdrawn from service in 1974.

Programs

Author : Philadelphia Orchestra
ISBN : UOM:39015024157045
Genre : Concert programs
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Keep Em In The East

Author : Richard Koszarski
ISBN : 9780231553872
Genre : Performing Arts
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The year 1955 was a watershed one for New York’s film industry: Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront took home eight Oscars, and, more quietly, Stanley Kubrick released the low-budget classic Killer’s Kiss. A wave of films that changed how American movies were made soon followed, led by directors such as Sidney Lumet, William Friedkin, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. Yet this resurgence could not have occurred without a deeply rooted tradition of local film production. Richard Koszarski chronicles the compelling and often surprising origins of New York’s postwar film renaissance, looking beyond such classics as Naked City, Kiss of Death, and Portrait of Jennie. He examines the social, cultural, and economic forces that shaped New York filmmaking, from city politics to union regulations, and shows how decades of low-budget independent production taught local filmmakers how to capture the city’s grit, liveliness, and allure. He reveals the importance of “race films”—all-Black productions intended for segregated African American audiences—that not only helped keep the film business afloat but also nurtured a core group of writers, directors, designers, and technicians. Detailed production histories of On the Waterfront and Killer’s Kiss—films that appear here in a completely new light—illustrate the distinctive characteristics of New York cinema. Drawing on a vast array of research—including studio libraries, censorship records, union archives, and interviews with participants—“Keep ’Em in the East” rewrites a crucial chapter in the history of American cinema.

Bearing Witness

Author : Michael Dupuis
ISBN : 9781552668764
Genre : History
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At approximately 8:45 a.m. on 6 December 1917, the Belgian Relief vessel IMO struck the munitions-laden freighter Mont-Blanc in Halifax Harbour. The Mont-Blanc exploded in a devastating 2.9 kiloton blast, which killed 2,000 people and injured 9,000. More than 6,000 people were made homeless, and an additional 12,000 were left without shelter. Bearing Witness tells the story of the Explosion, and the catastrophic damage it caused, through the eyes and words of more than two dozen journalists and record keepers who experienced it first hand. Their accounts reveal a unique perspective, offering new detail about the tragedy and providing insight into the individuals who struggled to articulate the magnitude of the shocking event to the rest of the world. In addition to the original work by journalists and record keepers, Michael Dupuis provides over 30 photographs and illustrations, several previously unseen, and a detailed timeline of journalistic activities from the time of the Explosion on December 6 to December 16.

Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015058312672
Genre : Ships
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Vertrek

Author : Keith Paulusse
ISBN : 9781499031768
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vertrek is a lively, wide-ranging social biography about fifteen postwar Australian-Dutch families, taking central stage is the Paulusse family. Candidly narrated by Kees Paulusse, the son of Dutch immigrants to Melbourne in the early sixties, this chronicles the family’s adventure and his own perceptions and experience. Vertrek begins on November 9, 1961, when his family sails Australia bound on the iconic Dutch colonial liner Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. This fast-paced and intriguing social biography resonates with the indomitable spirits of postwar Dutch immigrants. This vivid chronicle details the lives of fifteen divers Dutch families whom Kees befriended when he became a postman at Portarlington, a fishing village where his dad, Piet Paulusse, and other Dutch families operated scallop fishing boats. Every day, frustrated and homesick, young Dutch women waited in anticipation at their front gate letter box for “therapy” talks to “Kees, de Postbode” (Keith, the Postie). This biography is a story full of Joie de vivre—the joy of living; it’s contagious, uplifting, and even humorous. The easygoing manner of Australians was a great equalizer to our somewhat driven Dutch nature; no worries and a fair go resonated with “everything will be all right.” The resourceful, tolerant, artistic, and freethinking Paulusses quickly formed friendships with native-born Australians. Aussies resonated with links of Dutch historical strands that made up the Australian identity, begun in 1606, when the Dutch discovered, mapped, and named the world’s fifth continent New Holland. The mythological retired Australian Gallipoli soldiers called Anzacs also wanted to make friends with this young Dutch postie, who talked like the Belgians, whom they met at Ypres and Passchendeale. Arriving in at the “Migrant Assimilation Camp,” the Paulusses’ were urged to drop their native language, cultural norms, and values. Culture shocks were relentless for this liberal Protestant Dutch family whose values clashed with a monoculture conservative Angloceltic society that was years behind in attitude and sophistication. Living in a transit Caravan Park, the family came face to face with human rights abuses. Confronted with the White Australia Policy, inequality of women, nonrecognition of Aborigines, the stealing of babies from unmarried mothers, and the stolen generation of Australian aborigines, all were “awareness incubators” for the family’s later involvement in social justice. This biography begins in the effervescent cultural cauldron of the counterculture movements. Not only did the pill change sex from procreation to recreation but completely changed the mores of conservative Australia. Despite the antiwar movement’s popularity, the Australian government was about to conscript eighteen-year-old Dutch boys to fight in the killing fields of Vietnam. As of old, the Dutch revolted, tens of thousands started a new exodus of Vertrek back to Nederland.

Foreign Commerce Weekly

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ISBN : UIUC:30112077135017
Genre : Consular reports
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Canada S World Wonders

Author : Ron Brown
ISBN : 9781459740952
Genre : Travel
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Take an eclectic journey across Canada to seek out our world-renowned natural and historic landmarks, such as the relics of a famous gold rush, North America’s only walled city, indigenous deep heritage, spectacular landscape features, and awe-inspiring feats of engineering.

Shipbuilding And Shipping Record

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ISBN : NYPL:33433110020280
Genre : Shipbuilding
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Avant Garde Design

Author : Titus M. Eilens
ISBN : UOM:39015040563366
Genre : Art
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The first book in English devoted to the contribution made by the Netherlands to avant-garde design, this extensively illlustrated book covers the innovative period of Dutch decorative arts between 1880-1940

Picture History Of The Ss United States

Author : William H., Jr. Miller
ISBN : 9780486141671
Genre : Transportation
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159 rare photos depict stages in ship's construction and its christening, intimate views of modern lounges, staterooms, dining rooms, promenade and pool, theaters, ballroom, and play decks. Captions. 159 black-and-white photos.

The Dictionary Of Nautical Literacy

Author : Robert McKenna
ISBN : UOM:39015053365378
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The nautical world is a distinctive subculture with its own art, traditions, lore, literature, history, idioms...even its own legal canon. While the body of knowledge associated with the sea is vast, there is a core of information that is essential to understanding maritime history and popular culture. The first book to fully chart the culture of the sea, The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy is a must-have reference for absolutely anyone with a nautical inclination—from professional mariners and serious students to the millions of casual sailors and fans of authors such as Patrick O’Brian, Alexander Kent, Sebastian Junger, and William F. Buckley, Jr. Written by one of the most respected names in nautical journalism, The Dictionary is formidable in scope and scholarship, featuring more than 3500 concise entries covering the full spectrum of nautical knowledge in the categories of language, geography, history, engineering, commerce, warfare, sociology, law, literature, and art. Unlike other nautical dictionaries that focus on defining parts of a ship and sailor slang, this book also identifies critical ideas, events, and individuals and explains their significance in maritime culture.

The Eventually News

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ISBN : UIUC:30112057150184
Genre : Flour and feed trade
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Anglo American Trade News

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ISBN : MINN:31951001892186H
Genre : Europe
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The Supernatural Index

Author : Michael Ashley
ISBN : 0313240302
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

Worldwide Cruises And Ports Of Call 1997

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 0679031987
Genre : Cruise ships
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Covering not only ships that sail the U.S. and the Carribean, this guide also coversthose that cruise Europe and Asia. More than 140 ships from 35 cruise lines are reviewed, in depth, while ports of call sections give essential how to and sightseeing information about the most popular cruise destinations throughout the world.

Healthy Escapes 95

Author : Bernard Burt
ISBN : 0679027238
Genre : Balneology
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Healthy Escapes is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guidebook to the best spas and health resorts in North America, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Each spa entry includes a comprehensive overview of the facility and its history, as well as complete information about the type of treatments offered, accommodations, rates, and how to get there.

Shipbuilding Shipping Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015030781572
Genre : Marine engineering
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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556026833756
Genre : Literature
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