By Roy Fenton
By Wyn Davies Davies,Herb Schmitz
By Richard Johnstone-Byden
By Brian Lavery
By Ronald R. Switzer
The send and its contents are a time tablet of mid-nineteenth-century the USA, wealthy with information regarding the heritage of undefined, expertise, and trade within the Trans-Missouri West. as well as enumerating the goods the boat used to be transporting to Montana, and supplying a photographic pattern of the item, Switzer areas the Bertrand itself in ancient context, studying its meant use and the expertise of light-draft steam-driven river craft. His account of steamboat trade offers a number of insights into the economic revolution within the East, the character and value of Missouri River trade within the mid-1800s, and the decline during this exchange after the Civil War.
Switzer additionally introduces the folks linked to the Bertrand. He has unearthed biographical info illuminating the personal and social lives of the officials, workforce individuals, and passengers, in addition to the consignees to whom the shipment used to be being shipped. He bargains perception into not just the passengers’ purposes for touring to the frontier mining camps of Montana Territory, but in addition the careers of a few of the marketers and political movers and shakers of the higher Missouri within the 1860s. This distinctive reference for historians of trade within the American West also will fascinate an individual attracted to the expertise and background of riverine transport.
By Peter Heywood,Nessy Heywood,Donald A. Maxton,Rolf E. Du Rietz
By Sean Mcgrail,Lucy Blue,Eric Kentley,Colin Palmer
By John Vigor
By David Childs
By James Hamilton-Paterson
James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first released in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined because the expedition's chronicler. a gaggle of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic send, the Mstislav Keldysh, to seem for the wrecks of 2 vessels sunk within the Atlantic within the moment international War... either have been purported to be sporting cargoes of gold.' For the writer the event used to be to convey domestic all 'the feelings and useful technicalities of the hunt section of marine salvage.'
'[Hamilton-Paterson's] unfolding of the tale and his deft sketching of a few strange personalities grips just like the thin hand of the traditional Mariner.' Scotsman
'He proves to be a chronicler of the intrigue between a group of strangers, a fount of lore approximately wrecks and deep-sea exploration, and a marvellous witness to the lightless wonders of profound depths.' Outside