Les Streater has been writing for many years on famous liners of the past.
He has written three books on Queen Mary, and two on Aquitania. Also from Cunard's past was a book on Imperator, later to become Berengaria.
His next book continued his interest in the great liners of the past, featuring the Art Deco liner L'Atlantique, lost to fire in 1933.
He has also completed a major ﬁve-volume series on Normandie, totalling over 700 pages - a comprehensive record covering the design, construction and service through to the ﬁre, salvage and demolition.
He also wrote on the five German greyhounds - the four-funnelled express liners that tore across the Atlantic at the turn of the twentieth century. He has since completed two volumes covering the Canadian Pacific Empresses, from the first White Empresses to the scrapping of the final three liners.
His most recent book has been on the complete life of SS United States, the last liner to hold the fabled Blue Riband.