By Ambrose Greenway
This new publication, evocatively illustrated with a powerful choice of greater than three hundred pictures, starts with the institution of routes round Europe and around the North Atlantic within the 1850s. no longer till the Liverpool send proprietor and engineer, Alfred Holt, constructed high-pressure compound engines have been coal-powered vessels in a position to steam additional afield, to the a ways East and Australia. the outlet of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the shipment liner and in simple terms with the looks of the 1st box send within the Nineteen Fifties was once that dominance eventually overthrown.
With its informative introductory texts and plentiful images, this ebook will attract send fans around the globe and to all those that mourn the passing of the golden age of the steamship.
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Cargo Liners: An Illustrated History by Ambrose Greenway