The Liner

B1296

In all of the wealth of published maritime history, the warship represents a major part of the available material and the liner receives remarkably little coverage. This book does much to redress the balance by providing a comprehensive history of the liner. The illustration is excellent and extensive. The liner was the link between nations for a brief period of little more than one hundred years. During that period, the technology developed rapidly and ship size grew to provide the fastest method of moving people in numbers across the oceans. At the same time, luxury became very important and within a few decades, the liner had developed from a method of conveying large numbers of people in adequate comfort, to five star floating hotels. Of course liners included luxury and squalor together

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