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RMS "Queen Elizabeth": The Ultimate Ship Hardcover – 25 Oct 2008

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Carmania Press; First edition (25 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954366689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954366681
  • Package Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,905,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cunard-White Star Line's Queen Elizabeth was the largest ship in the World and one of the fastest and most luxurious. In the post-War years, she maintained, with her equally famous running-mate Queen Mary, the most successful transatlantic passenger

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Format: Hardcover
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.
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Format: Hardcover
From the first page, the author's enthusiasm and love of the original Queen Elizabeth comes through the text: and you as the reader get swept along in the energy of his enthusiasm.

An excellent and comprehensive book on what was a magnificent ship. Overshadowed by her older sister, Queen Elizabeth never got the publicity, coverage or numberous books written about her when compared with Queen Mary. I'm delighted we've finally got a book to tell us more, show us more (including some colour plates that really bring the interiors to life), and allow fans of the great ocean liners, such as myself (and you, if you're reading this!) to complete your collection on the levithans of the sea.

If you're reading this and hesitating about whether to buy this book or another: buy it - you won't be disappointed.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an absolutely ESSENTIAL read for anyone interested in the great ocean liners, or Queen Elizabeth specifically. Going into great detail, and yet still remaining highly readable and enjoyable, it lets you truly understand this most magnificent of ships. I simply couldn't put it down and read it cover to cover, and continue to be compelled to open it whenever I see it.

It is also a template to the perfect reference book, in my view.
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This book is one of the most interesting books i have bought to date. I have recently gotten into cunard ships since i saw the qe2 in cobh in 2008 but must say i love qe1. I was very excited to get this book and was well worth the price. It is the one book out there that takes you through the ship from conception to the blaze of glory into legend in the most detailed of fassions. Dont waste your time with other books about this ship. Pay the money. The photographs are amazing including color photos of the the ships ruins in hong kong which i have never seen. In fact most of the images i have never seen. There is also a loose color profile and plan of the ship which is detached and ripe for framing.
However this book, all though the best out there is not without its flaws as with every other book out there. On page 25 there is reference to the qe1 taking a more familiar shape of construction. This is unfortunately untrue as it is in fact the queen mary???? dont know why the author did that. On page 129 there is another picture allegedly depicting the qe1 after the 65/66 refit with extended superstructure on the stern....except the photograph shown is not the caption depicted as the docking bridge is still present in the photo which was errased in the refit for the lido deck which is what the author was trying to represent in his caption. The picture with the additional superstructur is overleaf from that. Also my only other gripe was that there were not enough pictures of the ships construction and propultion systems. I think this is the only hole in the book to be honest. If you can get over minor blemishes like this then you will love the book.
published in high quality.
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