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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752488619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752488615
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 584,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom McCluskie, author of Titanic and Her Sisters, grew up in Belfast, within sight and sound of Harland & Wolff. His thirty-eight-year career at the yard saw him rise from mail boy to head of the draughting department, retiring as admin and archive manager. A published author and a governor of the RNLI, he was technical consultant to James Cameron on the movie Titanic and is holder of the MBE for services to RMS Titanic and maritime history. He has previously written No Place for a Boy for The History Press.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Mccrann on 2 May 2013
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I was really looking forward to this book as I felt it was a subject with great potential. Unfortunately the author fails to deliver what should be a riveting account in terms of history and business lessons of the shipping giant.

It feels like the story was compiled using anecdotal tales rather than the extensive company archive which he claims he had access to. The chapter detailing it's demise and extinction is way too brief.

All in all disappointing. I would love to see a master writer like Ron Chernow pen a decent company biography on what is a very interesting topic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lionsd on 6 Feb. 2014
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As a former employee I was disappointed that it omitted some detail of life as the workers experienced.
However the struggle it had to survive over the earlier years was interesting.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By stevieboy on 21 May 2013
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All in all its not a bad book. My concern is on the Chapter regarding the decline of H&W. The author skips through this section without informing the reader about the how`s, and why`s of the decline of H&W and British shipbuilding in general. Perhaps the author had left H&W long before shipbuilding ceased? The reader is left to form his or her own opinion regarding this. More detail is necessary. With regard to the photographs they are excellent albeit, mostly 1950s / 1960s, but they capture a time long gone. As I have said a bit disappointing but none the less not a bad effort. The list of vessels completed at the back of the book makes no distinction regarding where the vessels where built, ie, Belfast, Glasgow, Pointhouse etc. A glaring omission is a photograph of the final vessel built by H&W, the M.V. Anvil Point, a howler if there ever was one.
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