SS United States: Red, White, and Blue Riband, Forever

SS United States: Red, White, and Blue Riband, Forever

by John Maxtone-Graham

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Overview

Maxtone-Graham has yet again produced a profusely illustrated tribute, this one to America's most famous and historic liner.


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393241709
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,259,307
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Maxtone-Graham (1929–2015) wrote many books on trans-Atlantic ocean travel, among them Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner, Normandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Ocean Liner, and The Only Way to Cross.

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