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Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners (Hardcover)

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In the heyday of ocean travel—between the late nineteenth century and World War II—ocean liners were a home away from home. Passengers prepared for voyages that could last as long as three months, and shipping companies ensured their guests were as comfortable as possible, providing entertainment, dining, sleeping quarters, and smoking lounges to accommodate passengers of all ages and budgets. Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners leads the reader through each stage of ocean liner travel, from booking a ticket and choosing a cabin to shore excursions, on-board games, social events, and even romances. This book dives into a vast, unique collection of ephemera to reveal the scandals, glamour, challenges, and tragedies of ocean liner travel. Shipping companies produced glitzy brochures, sailing schedules, voyage logs, passenger lists, postcards, and menus, all of which help us to enjoy daily life on board. Diaries, letters, and journals written by passengers also reveal a host of fascinating insights into the experience of traveling by sea.

About the Author

John G. Sayers is a collector and frequent contributor of articles on ocean liner and other ephemera to antique and collector publications in the UK, USA, and Canada. The Sayers Collection now resides in the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781851245307
ISBN-10: 1851245308
Publisher: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Publication Date: March 24th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English