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Navigation - USA : beaux livres - histoire et navires (1)

Un livre concernant la navigation américaine ? Découvrez ici nos ouvrages consacrés à l'histoire, les ports, les armateurs, les types et la technique des navires des Etats Unis.

American Sailing Ships - Their Plans and History

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Description - A master seaman, shipbuilder, and maritime historian charts an anecdotal, highly personal course through America's nautical history. Written in an informal, entertaining style, it features nearly 140 photographs, prints, and plans depicting ships from the 18th through 20th centuries: quoddy boats, fishing schooners, clippers, packet ships, frigates, and other vessels.
Reprint of "Ships of the Past", The Marine Research Society, Salem, Massachusetts, 1929.

Présentation :256 pages, 23.5 x 16 x 1.3 cm, broché
Illustration :137 illustrations
Editeur :Dover Publications Inc. (USA, 1985)
EAN :9780486246581
Livre : American Sailing Ships - Their Plans and History

American Sailing Ships - Their Plans and History

Langue : anglais

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On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

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Description - During World War II eighty-eight of the almost three thousand Liberty ships built in America were launched in Savannah, Georgia. Without Liberty ships, the Battle of the Atlantic might have been lost.
Few remember the Liberty ships today; fewer remember the shipyard or that the Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation was the largest industry ever located there. The land on which this shipyard stood is now derelict. Thousands drive by it every day and have no idea of the great contribution to the war effort that was made on that site.

This social history tells the story of the men and women who built these merchant ships in Savannah. Most came from rural areas and had never seen a ship, much less built one. Their work was dangerous and boring, but many worked double shifts, nights, and seven days a week.
There were 45,000 of them during the four years of the shipyard's existence, and in spite of all of the problems faced, they built ships and built them well.

Cope makes use of more than 120 taped interviews with shipyard workers, merchant seamen, dock workers, and Navy and Coast Guard personnel, as well as letters and official documents, to present an authentic and moving record of the working conditions and lives of those who built the Liberty ships in the shipyards of Savannah.

Présentation :288 pages, 23.5 x 16 x 1.3 cm, relié
Illustration :illustré
Editeur :Naval Institute Press (USA, 2009)
EAN :9781591141235
Livre : On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

On the Swing Shift - Building Liberty Ships in Savannah

Langue : anglais

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Great American Passenger Ships

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Description - America produced some of the world's finest, most interesting, advanced and innovative passenger ships, such as the brilliant SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever to sail the seas, ingloriously left lying in limbo for 42 years.

This book also documents passenger ships seized in wartime, notably the giant German Vaterland, which became the Leviathan of the United States Lines, as well as many newly built passenger ships, such as Santa Rosa, Lurline, President Cleveland, Independence and Brasil. Also included are peacetime troopships as well as 'combo ships', the once very popular passenger-cargo ships.

The great saga of American liners continues to this day with modern cruise ships in Hawaiian service. The cast of ships is both vast and varied, but endlessly fascinating. Presenting many unpublished images alongside historic, insightful text including personal anecdotes of the ships and voyages from passengers and crew alike, Bill Miller takes the reader on a nostalgic voyage and the great American passenger fleet sails once again!

Présentation :96 pages, 22 x 25 x 0.8 cm, broché
Illustration :illustrations (dont quelques en couleurs)
Editeur :The History Press Ltd (GB, 2012)
EAN :9780752470221
Livre : Great American Passenger Ships

Great American Passenger Ships

Langue : anglais

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America's Postwar Luxury Liners

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Description - It is hard for many to recall the great American passenger liners of the mid 20th century. Through creative use of period photographs, advertisements, menus, post cards and other memorabilia, the author tells the fascinating story of America's postwar luxury passenger liners - including the famed United States, the fastest liner in the world, and her consort America, Grace Line's fleet of luxury liners like the Santa Paula and Santa Rosa, the American Export Constitution and Independence, the Moore-Mc Cormack liners Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the white ships of the Matson Line, such as the Lurline and Monterey, and the American President liners President Polk and President Monroe.

This book connects seafarers and armchair travellers alike with a nostalgic and less hectic time in history. Welcome Aboard!

Présentation :126 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1 cm, broché
Illustration :215 photos en N&B
Editeur :Iconografix (USA, 2011)
EAN :9781583882870
Livre : America's Postwar Luxury Liners

America's Postwar Luxury Liners

Langue : anglais

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SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

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Description - Arguably the world's most articulate and authoritative maritime historian, John Maxtone-Graham documents SS United States, her design, construction, and seventeen years of impeccable service. He introduces us to dozens of U.S. passengers, famous and infamous, as well as captains and crew.

The last great American ocean liner, SS United States could be converted to a 14,000-man troop carrier and was capable of attaining a speed of over 40 knots (although in her luxury Atlantic crossings the ship was much slower).
Sadly, jet travel put an end to ocean crossings, and the all-aluminum ship rests in Philadelphia while groups of fans continue to try to repurpose it.

Présentation :240 pages, 28.5 x 26.5 x 2.9 cm, relié
Illustration :200 photos en couleurs
Editeur :WW Norton & Co (USA, 2014)
EAN :9780393241709
Livre : SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

SS United States - Red, white, and blue riband, forever

Langue : anglais

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