Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria the Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships
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Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria the Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships

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Riding the wave of ocean liner nostalgia, Lost Liners presents the most comprehensive and spectacular volume ever--a guided tour encompassing the beginnings, heyday, and eventual decline of the great Atlantic express liners. Ken Marschall's lavish paintings depict the ships in their shining prime as well as in their eerily poignant underwater repose.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 13th 1997 by Hyperion
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Alright, it's confession time.
I'm a sunken ship junkie.
Actually, I like ships-- period.
No, I'm not talking about the glorified floating Holiday Inns of today.
But when craftsmen were craftsmen and they built epic works of art.
From plans, to frame up, to launch ... I love it all.

I've followed Robert Ballard with a somewhat religious fervor since he discovered the wreck of the Titanic (yes, I still have the newspaper clipping from that date in 1985).
I appreciate his love and passion for these line...more
Meaghan Clark
A beautiful book, and a must for anybody who is interesting in lost ships. I loved and enjoyed this book when I was young, but could never find it anywhere for purchase, finally last year I received it as a gift from my aunt. One of my most treasured books.
Some people may think that a liner who has a long successful life is the one that enters to enduring pages of History. Such couldn't be falser.
If one speaks of the the Aquitania or the SS Imperator (later RMS Berengaria), only transatlantic liner buffs will know of what one is speaking. However if one speaks about the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria or the Queen Mary, everyone knows those ships.

Titanic is the most famous ship of all time, probably surpassing even Noah's Arc. Her way too...more
I love shipwrecks and I loved how Ballard combined the lost liners with the age of shipping and how in the late 50s it gave way to airtravel. I loved the photos of the wrecks, though I was disappointed by how brief he recounted the sinking and the aftermath. I did like Ballard's stance on salvaging though and how these wrecks are supposed to be grave sites...did you know that the Empress of Ireland wreck has bodies still entombed and divers have taken the bones?
Katie Q
A wonderful coffee table book and reference book
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Robert Duane Ballard (born June 30, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former commander in the United States Navy and an oceanographer who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology. He is most famous for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. Most recently he discovered the wreck o...more
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