Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 5
United States LinesL: "LEVIATHAN: The World's Greatest Ship, Volume 5", by Frank Braynard, published in 1981, hardbound with original dust jacket, 320 pages.
Braynard has created what is probably the most extensive history ever written about a single ship. His ground-breaking series covers 6 volumes.
This book is volume 5 and picks up the LEVIATHAN saga as the Great Depression starts and deeply cuts into passenger loads. The great ship produces nothing but red ink for USL and even bargain cruises do not help. The ship is put into lay-up and offered for sale. There are hundreds of great photos which makes for wonderful browsing and reading.
Note: Even though Frank O. Braynard submitted his volumes to the Library of Congress and received back an LOC number, there isn't a Library of Congress Catalog Entry for any of the six volumes in this series.