Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners

This book dives into a vast, unique collection to reveal the scandals, glamour, challenges and tragedies of ocean liner travel.

Author: John G. Sayers


ISBN: 1851245308


Page: 256

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Before the advent of commercial transatlantic flights in the early 1950s, the only way to travel between continents was by sea. In the golden age of ocean liners, between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War, shipping companies ensured their vessels were a home away from home, providing entertainment, dining, sleeping quarters and smoking lounges to accommodate passengers of all ages and budgets, for voyages that could last as long as three months.Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners leads the reader through each of the stages - and secrets - of ocean liner travel, from booking a ticket and choosing a cabin to shore excursions, dining, on-board games, social events, romances, and disembarking on arrival. Additional chapters disclose wartime voyages and disasters at sea. The shipping companies produced glamorous brochures, sailing schedules, voyage logs, passenger lists, postcards and menus, all of which help us to savour the challenges, etiquette and luxury of ocean liner travel. Diaries, letters and journals written on board also reveal a host of behind-the-scenes secrets and fascinating insights into the experience of travelling by sea. This book dives into a vast, unique collection to reveal the scandals, glamour, challenges and tragedies of ocean liner travel.

The Secrets of North Brother Island

An Illustrated Novel of the Greatest American Disaster Before September 11, 2001 John Kenny Crane ... Ocean Steamships Caught in Berths Of Fire 1,500 Lives Imperiled Victims, Imprisoned and Roasted in the Ships Blazing Holds Loss is Six ...

Author: John Kenny Crane

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462844707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 435

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The Secrets of North Brother Island is about the unsolved disaster in 1904 of the burning and sinking of the pleasure boat General Slocum, the worst nonmilitary disaster in American history before September 11, 2001. It is often called the forgotten disaster because of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the outbreak of World War I in 1914. However, nearly 1100 perished on the Slocum, half of them children, in what was to have been a church picnic. The captain ran it aground on North Brother Island despite the fact that the fi re broke out beside Rikers Island, equipped with a full fi re-fi ghting brigade. Crane relates it to the Civil War forty years earlier and revenge against General Slocum by one man he caused to be imprisoned in Andersonville. These pyromaniacs are also related to the record-setting fi res between 1900 and 1911, such as The Triangle Shirtwaist fi re.

Secrets at Sea

A great iron ship, trailing black smoke. A ship too big for the marble to contain, rising and falling in the restless water. My stomach rose and fell. ... It was the great ocean liner carrying the Upstairs Cranstons to London, England.

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101535776

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The adorable tale of a family of mice stowaways on an adventurous ship's journey In the beloved tradition of The Borrowers, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Cricket in Times Square, here is an irresistible adventure story about the tiny creatures who secretly live among us humans, as only Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck could imagine it. Set on a grand cruise ship to England in 1887, this beautifully illustrated tale of a charming family of mice is full of laughs, near misses, and surprises. Multiple-award-winning author Richard Peck at his best and most playful!

Mister Max The Book of Secrets

18, the day William and Mary Starling had boarded an ocean liner and sailed off, unexpectedly leaving their son behind. ... Gazette (“News forthe people, ofthe people, and by the people”)had broken the story thatthe great ocean liner, ...

Author: Cynthia Voigt

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307976864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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From Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt, Book II in the exciting adventures of Mister Max—12-year-old detective in disguise. In Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, Max Starling proved that he is more than a detective, he’s a Solutioneer. His reputation for problem-solving has been spreading—and now even the mayor wants his help. Someone is breaking windows and setting fires in the old city, but the shopkeepers won’t say a word about the culprits. Why are they keeping these thugs’ secrets? When the mayor begs for help, Max agrees to take the case, putting himself in grave danger. It’s a race to catch up with the vandals before they catch him. Meanwhile, Max is protecting secrets of his own. His parents are still missing, and the cryptic messages he gets from them make it clear—it’s going to be up to Max to rescue them. “Immensely appealing.” —The New York Times Book Review “A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor.” —The Christian Science Monitor

Titanic s Last Secrets

Above all, the magnificent 818-foot, 45,270-ton Canberra, Harland and Wolff's last great ocean liner. His father had been on one of the gangs that laid the steel for Canberra's keel, a luminous event in dinner-table recollections of ...

Author: Brad Matsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446543392

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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After rewriting history with their discovery of a Nazi U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, legendary divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler decided to investigate the great enduring mystery of history's most notorious shipwreck: Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? To answer the question, Chatterton and Kohler assemble a team of experts to explore Titanic, study its engineering, and dive to the wreck of its sister ship, Brittanic, where Titanic's last secrets may be revealed. Titanic's Last Secrets is a rollercoaster ride through the shipbuilding history, the transatlantic luxury liner business, and shipwreck forensics. Chatterton and Kohler weave their way through a labyrinth of clues to discover that Titanic was not the strong, heroic ship the world thought she was and that the men who built her covered up her flaws when disaster struck. If Titanic had remained afloat for just two hours longer than she did, more than two thousand people would have lived instead of died, and the myth of the great ship would be one of rescue instead of tragedy. Titanic's Last Secrets is the never-before-told story of the Ship of Dreams, a contemporary adventure that solves a historical mystery.

Secrets of the Hoary Deep

Arriving in New York by plane does not have the same emotional impact; the aerial view is actually rather banal, so I am glad I was able to sail up the Hudson just once before the great ocean liners were forced into early retirement by ...

Author: Riccardo Giacconi

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9781421402062

Category: Science

Page: 622

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A Noble Prize–winning Italian astrophysicist shares his scientific autobiography and the history of the development of contemporary astronomy. The discovery of x-rays continues to have a profound effect on the field of astronomy. It has opened the cosmos to exploration in ways previously unimaginable, and fundamentally altered the methods for pursuing information about outer space. Nobel Prize–winner Riccardo Giacconi’s highly personal account of the birth and evolution of x-ray astronomy reveals the science, people, and institutional settings behind this important and influential discipline. Part history, part memoir, and part cutting-edge science, Secrets of the Hoary Deep is the tale of x-ray astronomy from its infancy through what can only be called its early adulthood. It also details how the tools, techniques, and practices designed to support and develop x-ray astronomy were transferred to optical, infrared, and radio astronomy, drastically altering the face of modern space exploration. Giacconi relates the basic techniques developed at American Science and Engineering and explains how, where, and by whom the science was advanced. From the first Earth-orbiting x-ray satellite, Uhuru, to the opening of the Space Telescope Science Institute and the lift-off of the Hubble Space Telescope to the construction of the Very Large Telescope, Giaconni recounts the ways in which the management methods and scientific methodology behind successful astronomy projects came to set the standards of operations for all subsequent space- and Earth-based observatories. Along the way he spares no criticism and holds back no praise, detailing individual as well as institutional failures and successes, reflecting upon how far astronomy has come and how far it has yet to go.

Secrets of a German POW

Those used in the great ocean liners of the pre-war years were often illustrated, showing them to be major engineering products in their own right, of large size and great weight. As part of the transmission chain, they were vital ...

Author: Brian Brinkworth

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834736

Category: History

Page: 182

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This is the extraordinary story of Hauptmann Herbert Cleff, who was captured in Egypt during the Allied advance from El Alamein in November 1942. He was thought to have had some administrative function in the Panzer corps, but not all was as it seemed.It was found that he had expert knowledge about tanks, and was interrogated both in the Western Desert Theatre and after transfer to the UK, following assessments that he might prove useful to the Allied war effort. He began to reveal tantalizing glimpses of advanced scientific and engineering projects back in Germany, including the development of a secret new fuel, and progress with submarines, jet-powered aircraft, faster-thansound flight and long-range offensive missiles. The truth of Cleff's revelations could not be fully verified at the time, but some were accepted by key experts, which led to the start of a Most Secret project for a British high-speed research aircraft. Eventually, he decided to collaborate fully with his captors, with a view to bringing the war to an earlier end, though always insisting that the object was to destroy the Nazi regime, to the advantage of Germany in the long run. He was released into civilian life in 1943, to undertake work for the Ministry of Supply. Information gathered in Germany after the War now allows comparisons to be made by which the veracity of Cleff's claims can be assessed. Some firm conclusions are reached, but the motivation for his actions remains elusive. This highly original account is sure to appeal to anyone interested in fresh and diverting contributions to the unfolding history of the Second World War.

Secrets of Good Design for Artists Artisans and Crafters

CATALOG OFDOVER BOOKS DOOMED SHIPS: Great Ocean Liner Disasters, William H. Miller, Jr. Nearly 200 photographs, many from private collections, highlight tales of some of the vessels whose pleasure cruises ended in catastrophe: the Morro ...

Author: Burl N. Osburn

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486320755

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Practical and aesthetically pleasing, this visual meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, concise, and practical directions. The book's appeal lies chiefly in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations. Author Burl N. Osburn addresses basic questions — What are the qualities of good design, and how does balance affect design? What is good proportion, and how is ornament used? — and explores design choices in a variety of expressions. Featured arts and crafts include the use of wrought iron, methods of cutting wood, the decoration of clay and leather, the basic textile structures, the nature of the tapestry weave and design of block-printed textile, the development of repeat pattern and the geometry of repeating ornament, and attaining typographic unity. Students learn to analyze a project's requirements, draw up specifications, and design the final product. A valuable guide for teachers and students, this volume also constitutes a practical resource for professional and amateur artists and crafters.

The Secrets Of The Cave

Eventually the hero, who just happened tobe a duke from England visiting friends, guessed her secret and, having watched the ... and soon he would take her on a great ocean liner home tohis estate in England whereshe would be a duchess.

Author: Phillipa Bowers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405520331

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Betty Barnes has been brought up by her older sister, Kate, in a small West Country village, but dreams of the bright lights of Hollywood and of being a movie star. Day dreaming is one way for Betty to escape the realities of school life where she is cruelly bullied - because Kate is living in sin with a married man and is rumoured to have used her healing skills to help more than one local girl out of trouble. Like her sister, Betty has inherited psychic and healing gifts from her forebears. She also experiences memories of an earlier time when she was the local Wise Woman, guardian of a nearby mystical cave. But when Betty gets into trouble at school, she feels that no one - not even Kate - understands her, and she runs away to the biggest city she can think of. London in the 1930s is hardly a hospitable place for a young teenage girl to find her fortune, and Betty soon finds that she cannot turn her back on her magic for ever...

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ISBN: UOM:39015065061742

Category: Ships


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