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The rise and fall of Harland and Wolff

Author: Tom McCluskie
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harland and Wolff, the shipbuilder to the world, enjoyed a mighty heyday before crashing into obscurity. This illustrated book chronicles the history of Harland and Wolff from its creation to the present day. This is the fascinating story of arguably the worlds greatest and best known shipbuilding company from glory days to collapse,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom McCluskie
ISBN: 9780752488615 0752488619
OCLC Number: 813929319
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis of a disaster --
The emergence of the Port of Belfast --
Steaming into the future --
A partnership forged in steel --
The Edwardian era & Titanic --
The Great War & The Depression of the 1930s --
Bust to boom once again --
On the front line again --
Happy days are here again: the 50s & 60s --
Stormy seas in the 1970s --
Death of a giant: the 80s & 90s --
Down but not quite out, yet --
Harland and Wolff ship list.
Responsibility: Tom McCluskie.

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Harland and Wolff, once acknowledged as the greatest and best-known shipbuilding company in the world, for many years enjoyed a mighty eminence before a gradual descent into near obscurity.  Read more...

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