By Ambrose Greenway
This new e-book, evocatively illustrated with an impressive selection of greater than three hundred images, starts off with the institution of routes round Europe and around the North Atlantic within the 1850s. now not until eventually the Liverpool send proprietor and engineer, Alfred Holt, constructed high-pressure compound engines have been coal-powered vessels capable of steam extra afield, to the a long way East and Australia. the outlet of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the shipment liner and simply with the looks of the 1st box send within the Nineteen Fifties was once that dominance ultimately overthrown.
With its informative introductory texts and plentiful photos, this e-book will entice send fanatics all over the world 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