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The Great Liners Story [Kindle Edition]

William H Miller
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This history charts the hey-day of the great liners, those grand and lavish vessels that cruised around the world carrying their glamorous passengers from port to port. Decorated to the highest of finishes, fitted out in the most luxurious of styles, these floating palaces epitomised their opulent age. Their iconic names, from Titanic to Mauretania, from Queen Elizabeth to QE2, conjure up visions of power, grace, elegance and nostalgia for this golden age of travel. Written by maritime and cruise liner expert William Miller, and accompanied by stunning photographs, artworks, Did You Know facts and quotations, The Great Liners Story is a must-have addition to any maritime library.

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About the Author

William H. Miller has written more than 80 books on passenger ships, including "Doomed Ships," "Picture History of the Andrea Doria," "RMS Caronia," and "SS United States." He has received the National Maritime History Award and he created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Museum. He appeared in the documentary "SS United States: Lady in Waiting" and a documentary about his life and studies, "Mr. Ocean Liner," premiered aboard "RMS Queen Mary 2" on July 1, 2010. He lives in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 534 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; 1 edition (30 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0SHK8Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #245,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done! 26 Dec. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bill Miller produces another superb book. A little pocket history of the ocean liner that's true to his style of generous writing and superb photography.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 14 Dec. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This little book provides a fascinating insight into these remarkable ships and would surely whet the appetite to learn more about the great liners and their times. Written by the acknowledged expert in this field, this book is highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting 4 Jan. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought it for my husband - we have just been on a Cunard cruise and he is interested in the ships and the line so it was a good book for him - delivery quality etc good.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The pitts! 14 July 2012
Do the publisher's house needs to make money ? One wonders reading this five minutes book! This one is good just about enough for preventing a coffee table from not falling over!

It's good for liners starters yet, but that's about the only use I can fin for it. Sad ... To say the least!
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