Devils on the Deep Blue Sea: The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns That Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires

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In this terrifically entertaining history, Kristoffer A. Garin chronicles the cruise-ship industry, from its rise in the early sixties, to its explosion in the seventies with the hit show The Love Boat, to the current vicious consolidation wars and brazen tax dodges. Entrepreneurial genius and bare-knuckle capitalism mate with cultural kitsch as the cruise lines dodge U.S. tax, labor, and environmental laws to make unimaginable profits while bringing the world a new form of ...

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Overview

In this terrifically entertaining history, Kristoffer A. Garin chronicles the cruise-ship industry, from its rise in the early sixties, to its explosion in the seventies with the hit show The Love Boat, to the current vicious consolidation wars and brazen tax dodges. Entrepreneurial genius and bare-knuckle capitalism mate with cultural kitsch as the cruise lines dodge U.S. tax, labor, and environmental laws to make unimaginable profits while bringing the world a new form of leisure.

A colorful and compelling behind-the-scenes narrative, Devils on the Deep Blue Sea is a definitive look at the industry and its robber barons who created floating empires.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452287341
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/27/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 271,870
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristoffer A. Garin is a journalist who has written for the New York Daily News and the Journal News in Westchester, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2007

    Great Book

    I worked in cruise industry for over 10 years...and this books has accurate detail information...On how Carnival has become who they are today in the travel industry....all I can say is carma...is and ungly thing.

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