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Picture History of the S.S. United States (2003)

Front Cover: Picture History of the S.S. United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

Front Cover: Picture History of the S.S. United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

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An international authority on ocean liners and the author of more than 45 books on the subject, William Miller has had a lifelong love affair with these magnificent ships--including the SS United States. Like many of this ship's loyal following, Miller was awed by its size, beautiful lines, aura of glamour, and speed. (Its maiden voyage in 1952 was a record-breaking one.) All these elements are captured in a book that pays tribute to this symbol of brilliant maritime technology.

More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics. A comprehensive pictorial record that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel. Dover Original. Introduction. Captions. Approximately 150 photographs.

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Back Cover, Picture History of the S.S. United States (2003)

An international authority on ocean liners and the author of more than 45 books on the subject, William Miller has had a lifelong love affair with these magnificent ships—including the SS United States.

Like many of this vessel’s loyal followers, Miller was awed by its size, beautiful lines, aura of glamour, and speed. Breaking the record for fastest time across the Atlantic, the United States was hailed as the pride of America and the greatest ship of her time.

All these elements are captured in a book that pays tribute to this symbol of brilliant maritime technology. More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship’s construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a promenade and pool, theaters, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Also included are chapters on the United States’ predecessor, the America, along with other ships flying the U.S. flag. Extensive captions provide colorful commentary, as well as data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics.

A comprehensive pictorial record that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel.

Original Dover (2003) publication. Introduction. Captions. 159 photographs. 128pp. 8%x 1IX. Paperbound.

Contents

  • Chapter I United States Lines: The Early Fleet / 1
  • Chapter Ii The America: A Grand Forerunner / 11
  • Chapter III Workhorses on Water: Cargo Ships of United States Fines / 21
  • Chapter IV Other Ships Flying the Stars & Stripes / 31
  • Chapter V SS United States: The Yankee Record-Breaker / 53
  • Chapter VI Making Waves: The World’s Fastest Ocean Liner / 87
  • Chapter VII Decay and Decline: Decades in Limbo / 108
  • Bibliography / 116
  • Index of Ships / 117

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Miller, William H., 1948-
Main title
  • Picture history of the SS United States / William H. Miller, Jr.
Published/Created
  • Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, c2003.

Description

  • ix, 118 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

ISBN

  • 0486428397 (pbk.)

LC classification (full)

  • VM383.U5 M53 2003

LC classification (partial)

  • VM383.U5

Subjects

  • United States (Steamship)--History--Pictorial works.
  • Ocean liners--United States--History--Pictorial works.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 116) and index.

LCCN

  • 2003043463

Dewey class no.

  • 387.2/432/0973

Geographic area code

  • n-us---

Type of material

  • Book

 

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