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RMS Aquitania: The 'Ship Beautiful' Paperback – Illustrated, 25 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (25 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752444441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752444444
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'...crammed with nostalgic paintings, photographs and scale drawings of Aquitania... All the photographs are of excellent quality... I found this a super book... The author has now done Aquitania proud with this great publication. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to all ship lovers.' --The Nautical Magazine Feb '09

'Clearly the result of much painstaking research... an impressive array of colour and monochrome photographs and line drawings... this well reproduced book is an easy read... a highly recommended title.' --Ships Monthly - March '09 Book of the Month

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Mark Chirnside lives in Leamington. Two of his previous Tempus titles have been Ships Monthly Books of the Month.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Kent Layton on 31 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
As a maritime researcher and author, when I hear about a new book my question is always: "What finds will there be inside?" This book delivers those "finds" in spades.

Mark Chirnside has written a number of books on the liners during the past decade; each one has been a gem in its own right. For this new book, Chirnside delved deeply into original archival material in order to produce facts and figures never before printed on the great liner. He is able to lay to rest some myths that have beclouded the "Aquitania's" history, and to provide new insight on her incredibly-long and distinguished career.

The photographic selection is unique and remarkable, with many photos and illustrations being reproduced in color. (This includes a number of rare post-WW2 photos which show the ship in her glorious Cunard color scheme.) The quality of the publication is excellent, and should be on the shelf of any maritime enthusiast.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brent Holt on 31 Dec. 2008
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Mark Chirnside has another winner with this book on Aquitania! A great selection of b&w and color photos simply adds to the books overall quality. The text is very informative and covers material not published in previous works on this ship. Mark obviously spends much time researching for new material for his books and it shows.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. R. Goodwillie on 30 Aug. 2009
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I am enjoying this book, which my son bought for me for my birthday. I have several books by Mark Chirnside and this is the latest one for me.

I particularly like the colour representations of the interior of the Aquitania. The photographs are good, if a little small in places, but I can understand that Mark would want to get in as many photos as possible. I am finding the text interesting because I had not known very much about the ship until now. I have exterior photographs in other books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Delderfield on 27 Nov. 2012
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A very interesting read if you are a fan of Atlantic liners she was a great ship in her day
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