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The Resource The story of Cunard's 175 years : [the triumph of a great tradition], Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher

The story of Cunard's 175 years : [the triumph of a great tradition], Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher

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The story of Cunard's 175 years : [the triumph of a great tradition]
Title
The story of Cunard's 175 years
Title remainder
[the triumph of a great tradition]
Statement of responsibility
Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher
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Language
eng
Summary
Although Cunard today is little more than a brand name within a large American corporation, albeit a more famous entity than its current parent, it was for well over a century a significant and powerful independent company of worldwide renown. Its fame, in Britain at least, derived from significance far beyond the narrow world of shipping. At crucial points in the fortunes of Britain since 1840, at pivotal points in history, Cunard was there. To a degree it was also significant in the development of the USA, not just by creating the first reliable link between Europe and America but also by furnishing the United States with 2.5 million emigrants - the stokers that fuelled the American economy. And above all shipping companies, Cunard relentlessly captured the headlines over the years as it ferried moguls and millionaires, royalty and film actors, across the Atlantic in ships almost as famous as the company itself - Mauretania, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2. In 2015 Cunard celebrates its 175th anniversary. The company's heritage dates back to 1839 when Samuel Cunard won the first British government contract to supply a regularly scheduled mail service across the North Atlantic. Since that date hundreds of ships have flown the Cunard flag and the Golden Age occurred after the Second World War when the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth entered full commercial service. This anniversary book brings together the full story of Cunard and not only follows the history of the company but also many of the celebrities and film stars who have been associated with Cunard. -- Publisher's description
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Flounders, Eric
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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fl.2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gallagher, Michael
  • CUNARD STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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  • Shipping
  • Shipping
  • Shipping
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.
  • CUNARD (FIRM)
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The story of Cunard's 175 years : [the triumph of a great tradition], Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One: Great oaks from little acorns -- Chapter Two: Triumph and Disaster -- Chapter Three: Expansion, retrenchment and reform -- Chapter Four: From great things to greater -- Chapter Five: For King and country -- Chapter Six: Three 'Queens' -- Chapter Seven: Through dark days to the sunlit uplands -- Chapter Eight: Sir Basil and his 'Queen' -- Chapter Nine: The jewel in different crowns -- Chapter Ten: Trafalgar's sleeping giant -- Chapter Eleven: Don't stop the carnival -- Appendix One: Fleet list -- Appendix Two: Cunard goes to war -- Appendix Three: Cunard and the British Royal Family -- Appendix Four: The knighted commodores -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781906608859
Other physical details
ill., plans, ports.
Ownership
  • Donated by Michael Gallagher - Cunard Line Public Relations Manager and Historian, February 2015.
  • SCA accession no.: G2015/19.
Label
The story of Cunard's 175 years : [the triumph of a great tradition], Eric Flounders and Michael Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One: Great oaks from little acorns -- Chapter Two: Triumph and Disaster -- Chapter Three: Expansion, retrenchment and reform -- Chapter Four: From great things to greater -- Chapter Five: For King and country -- Chapter Six: Three 'Queens' -- Chapter Seven: Through dark days to the sunlit uplands -- Chapter Eight: Sir Basil and his 'Queen' -- Chapter Nine: The jewel in different crowns -- Chapter Ten: Trafalgar's sleeping giant -- Chapter Eleven: Don't stop the carnival -- Appendix One: Fleet list -- Appendix Two: Cunard goes to war -- Appendix Three: Cunard and the British Royal Family -- Appendix Four: The knighted commodores -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781906608859
Other physical details
ill., plans, ports.
Ownership
  • Donated by Michael Gallagher - Cunard Line Public Relations Manager and Historian, February 2015.
  • SCA accession no.: G2015/19.

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