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Big Ship The Story of the S. S. United States

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ISBN-10: 1596527641

ISBN-13: 9781596527645

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frank O. Braynard

List price: $19.95
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The Big Ship: The Story of the S.S. United Statesis the fascinating behind-the scenes story of one of the fastest ships in the world and one of the most luxurious passenger liners to cross the Atlantic. With new introductory material by the SS United States Conservancy, this classic volume includes photographs of celebrity passengers and of the majestic liner from her golden years, when she spurred the rebirth of America?s maritime glory, to her twilight years. Follow Frank Braynard, one of the great American maritime historians, as he chronicles the life of the S.S. United States, the incredible feat of engineering that still holds the westbound speed record on the North Atlantic. This…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/5/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Saving Our Ship: A Letter from the SS United States Conservancy
The Beginnings
Two World Wars
She Gets Her Name
From Keel to Launch
An Attack from the White House
The Blue Riband
Image Section
Subsidy Feud Continues
The Honeymoon Period
Labor Troubles Begin
More Labor Troubles
More Passengers Than Any Other Liner
The End
Supplemental History
Bibliography
Author's Note
Index