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SS United States
Author: John Maxtone-Graham

ISBN: 9780393241709
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27 October 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 71.0 x 64.5 x 2.5
Description:
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.

About the Author

John Maxtone-Graham is the author of The Only Way to Cross, which has been in print for almost forty years. He lives in New York City when not lecturing aboard ocean liners and cruise ships.

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