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Lost Liners based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
More than just another book about disaster at sea, this book is an excellent telling of the Golden Age of TransAtlantic Oceanliners, and indicates the evolution of the cruise ships by specifically focusing on some of the worst tragedies to befall the greatest vessels ever to make the crossing from Europe to the New World. The author, Dr. Bob Ballard of Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute, is the man who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic in the mid 1980's and has since participated in numerous expeditions to examine the wreckage of great ships including the Empress of Ireland, which collided with another vessel in heavy fog and sank with great loss of life in the St. Lawrence River, and other notable ships that met their doom due to carelessness, war, or mysterious circumstances such as the Brittanic, the Olympic, the Mauretania, the Lusitania, and the Andra Doria. Photos from his expeditions permeate the book. He's also authored other books worth reading: 'The Discovery of the Titanic' and 'Lost Ships of Guadalcanal', both of which I've read and really enjoyed. There are lots of full-color pictures and period black-and-white photographs and its printed on glossy paper. An excellent book for educating, informing, and entertaining readers from 10 to 110 (and if you're 110 you may have seen these ships before they met their ignominous ending).
This book is filled with info about the Queen Mary, Empress of Ireland and my favorite, the Normandie. Lost Liners is loaded with vibrant, colorful picures.