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Age of Cunard
In 1840 Samuel Cunard, a Halifax, Nova Scotia businessman, took possession of a quartet of small paddlewhell steamers and formed the which would become known as the Cunard Line, the first -- and ultimately last -- great transatlantic passenger service. "The Age of Cunard" brings the whole amazing tale of Cunards successes in the passenger shipping industry vibrantly alive, ...more
Hardcover, 467 pages
Published January 25th 2004 by ProStar Publications, Inc.
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Very enjoyably written, but this history of the Cunard steamship line in the 19th century has too many errors & omissions (no mention of profit sharing agreement with American Collins Line for example). Cunard survives today as a part of Carnival
Daniel Allen Butler is a maritime and military historian, the author (through September 2011) of nine books. Some of his previous works include Unsinkable: the Full Story of RMS Titanic (1998); Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War (2006); The Age of Cunard (2003); The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, theCalifornian, and the Night the Titanic w ...more