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Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

Front Cover - Era of the Passenger Liner

Author: Nicholas T. Cairis
Title: Era of the Passenger Liner
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0-929624-03-3
DCN:  387.2'432'0904--dc20
Publisher:  Pegasus Books Limited
Location:  London, England, United Kingdom
Pub. Date:  December  1992
Language: English UK
Subjects:  1. Ocean liners -- History -- 20th Century. 2. Passenger ships -- History -- 20th Century. 3. Steamboat lines -- History -- 20th Century.
Description: With over 280 Photographs
Notes: Includes Index of Ships.
Size: 10" x 11 1/8"
Dust Jacket: Yes
List Price: US$49.95
Synopsis: Scarce, large format containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics and background of 280 passenger liners each with a photograph.

From the Inside Flap

Back Cover - Era of the Passenger Liner

“After two decades of research the foremost book on the great passenger liners is here. Greatly expanded over two previous editions with an additional seventy ships spanning a century of ocean travel from inception to its demise. The gilded era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ship to floating palace.”

Featuring pictures, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners.

“The ultimate book for the shiplover” says Lloyd's List, London.

“Amidst the flotsam and jetsam of ocean liner books that bob up every so often none is more complete. The paragon book on the great liners, ” The Times.

Jacket photograph, CunardLine’s Caronia from an oil painting by Stephen J. Card.

Mr. Cairis has spent much of his life in the maritime world. His avocational interest in maritime history over the years has earned him the position of expert and three books to his credit: North Atlantic Passenger Liners, Passenger Liners of the World, and Cruise Ships of the World.

Back jacket photograph, The Mauretania on her last voyage to the breakers’ yard from an oil painting by Charles E. Pears, P.S.M.A., R.O.I. (Shown above)

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  • Preface
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Titanic
  • Austro-Americana Line
  • Cunard Line
  • French Line
  • Greek Line
  • Holland-America Line
  • Home Lines
  • Italian Line
  • North German Lloyd
  • Norwegian-America Line
  • Polish Ocean Lines
  • Portuguese Line
  • Red Star Line
  • Russian State Lines
  • Scandinavian-American Line
  • Spanish Line
  • Swedish-American Line
  • United States Lines
  • Zim-Israel Lines
  • Index

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

  • Cairis, Nicholas T.
  • Era of the passenger liner/by Nicholas T. Cairis.
  • p. cm.
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ISBN 0-929624-03-3
  • 1. Ocean liners-History-20th century.
  • 2. Passenger ships- History-20th century.
  • 3. Steamboat lines-History-20th century.
  • I. Title.
  • VM381.C27 1992 92-8575
  • 387.2'432'0904-dc20 CIP

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control Number: 92008575
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Cairis, Nicholas T.
  • Main Title: Era of the passenger liner / by Nicholas T. Cairis.
  • Published/Created: London; Boston : Pegasus Books, c1992.
  • Description: 288 p. : ill.; 29 cm.
  • Cancel/Invalid ISBN: 0929624033
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 7) and index.
  • Subjects: Ocean liners--History--20th century. Passenger ships--History--20th century. Steamboat lines--History--20th century.
  • LC Classification: VM381 .C27 1992
  • Dewey Class No.: 387.2/432/0904 20
  • CALL NUMBER: VM381 .C27 1992
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