- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing; Reissue edition (Nov. 15 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1445610795
- ISBN-13: 978-1445610795
- Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 1.3 x 16.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 422 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,558,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas Paperback – Nov 15 2012
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About the Author
William H. Miller has written over seventy books on ocean liners and is as likely to be found lecturing on maritime history aboard a cruise ship as he is to be found in his home overlooking the New Jersey waterfront
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Upon opening the book, I was very excited at the level of pictures in the book. The book itself is nicely illustrated and the cover is of high quality. The book starts with a telling of the history of the American Cruise Line and it gives a brief history of the the Big U's running mate SS America. The pictures like I said, are great. It starts from the beginning and shows how Gibbs & Cox and the construction/engineering corps got this massive ship built from paper to reality. The pictures of the Big U in drydock and wetdock are awesome and seeing her next to the USS Enterprise CVN-65 is just amazing to say the least. The book has a combination of color and B&W images to illustrate the history of the SS United States from past to present. It was a pleasure reading through this book.
I am a member of the SS United States Conservancy and adding this book to my collection was a must. Get your copy today!