This book is the most detailed volume I have ever read on RMS Queen Elizabeth. The author's attention to detail is superlative. Unfortunately these days, there is not a lot of media available regarding this once great Transatlantic liner, however, this book has exceeded my expectations. Many books on the Queen Elizabeth are often rushed and disappointing when the end arrives. This work however, is splendid. The author devotes a great amount of time to every stage of the ship's long career, but does not talk overly about certain events which in previous works can cause boredom. The book contains a lot of information, including full deck plans an A3 size fold out, Starboard and birdseye view profile of the liner in full colour. However, these are discreetly tucked away in the appendices and form a pleasant suprise at the conclusion of the book. The quality of the pictures itself was astounding and most of them I had never seen before. Although most of the images are in black and white there are a lot of full colour photographs that look as if they could have been captured yesterday. I would recommend this book to everybody as I think it is the definitive volume of maritime histories on RMS Queen Elizabeth.