Publisher description for Picture history of the SS United States / William H. Miller, Jr.


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An international authority on ocean liners and the author of more than 45 books on the subject, William Miller has had a lifelong love affair with these magnificent ships--including the SS United States. Like many of this ship's loyal following, Miller was awed by its size, beautiful lines, aura of glamour, and speed. (Its maiden voyage in 1952 was a record-breaking one.) All these elements are captured in a book that pays tribute to this symbol of brilliant maritime technology. More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics. A comprehensive pictorial record that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel. Dover Original. Introduction. Captions. Approximately 150 photographs.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States (Steamship) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Ocean liners -- United States -- History -- Pictorial works.