| In what he describes as an exercise in 'pure self-indulgence', Anthony Cooke has chosen eighteen of his favourite liners and has produced a highly researched but very readable and attractively illustrated book describing them and telling their stories. They include such famous ships as Aquitania, Arandora Star, Empress of Japan, the second Mauretania, Southern Cross, both the first and the second Oriana, Canberra and the QE2. Also covered are Asturias, Duchess of Bedford, Britannic,Reina del Mar and Transvaal Castle. And then there are the less well-known but equally fascinating Aba, Rajula, Isipingo and Avalon. In addition to being an interesting history of some very notable ships, this is an account of the development of the passenger ship in the Twentieth Century. This book is quite special and will, we are sure, be well received by all those know and value Anthony Cooke's distinguished contributions to maritime publishing. £34.00
Hardback. 216pp. HB. 216 illustrations (96 in colour). Illustrated dust jacketjacket.
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