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Transatlantic : Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the great Atlantic steamships

Author: Stephen R Fox
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Relates the history of the transatlantic steamship from the viewpoints of the people who built and ran them, describing the impact of the steamship on transatlantic commerce as well as the disasters that marked steamship development.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Fox
ISBN: 0060195959 9780060195953
OCLC Number: 51306221
Description: xviii, 493 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The packet ship era, 1820-1840 : The sailing packets --
Steam on water. Part 2: The era of Cunard domination, 1840-1870 : Ships as enterprise : Samuel Cunard of Halifax --
Ships as engineering : Isambard Kingdom Brunel --
The Cunard Line --
The Collins Line --
Distinguished failures --
Emigration and the Inman Line --
Life on a steamer. Part 3: The era of steamship competition, 1870-1910 : The White Star Line --
Competition and invention --
Ships as buildings : two cycles to Cunard --
Ships as towns : officers, crew, steerage --
Anglo-Americans --
Germans --
The two finest Cunarders.
Responsibility: Stephen Fox.
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Relates the history of the transatlantic steamship from the viewpoints of the people who built and ran them, describing the impact of the steamship on transatlantic commerce as well as the disasters that marked steamship development.

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