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Atlantic Kingdom: America's Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam

John A. Butler

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ISBN 10: 1574885219 / ISBN 13: 9781574885217
Editorial: Brassey's US, 2003
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Título: Atlantic Kingdom: America's Contest with ...

Editorial: Brassey's US

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Atlantic Kingdom pays tribute to the Americans who challenged Cunard, the shipping company that held a monopoly on North Atlantic trade routes in the nineteenth century. In an era when civilisation first grappled with large-scale technology and creative industries promised a new standard of living, competition for control over maritime trade was fierce. Cornelius Vanderbilt and P. T. Barnum were among those who battled like mythical gods for control of their domains. These titans of the Atlantic left behind them a wreckage of human lives, lost ships, and squandered fortunes in their failed bids for supremacy of the seas. This book is a clear, succinct, lively, and sure-handed evocation of American maritime enterprise at its zenith.

About the Author:

John A. Butler has been a mariner for more than half a century. He is also author of Sailing on Friday: The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine. He lives in Potomac, Maryland, USA.

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