Mike Prochot's Reviews > Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great Atlantic Steamships

Transatlantic by Stephen Fox
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Mar 06, 2011

really liked it
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We take much for granted when we board a ship for a vacation cruise. This book takes you through the age of the steamship from it's beginnings to the glory years of oceanic travel. The cutthroat business end shows through but does nothing to tarnish the romance of the days when crossing the Atlantic in a luxury liner was the dream of a lifetime.

You get a great range of perspective from the ship owner, builder, first class pasenger and ship steward to the bloke booking a run in steerage. Very informative. Much detail but an easy read. Many facts will find you running to google for more background.

A good book to read while relaxing on a cruise!


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