- Lavishly illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs
- Compulsive and historical reading
- Written by a leading authority of the docks
Liverpool Docks: A Short History traces the birth, growth and strategic importance of the port in times of peace and war as well as the kinds of cargoes carried into the docks – including slaves. This fascinating book provides a complete timeline from the very earliest days right up to today – a time when a new and even larger container dock is being built and the advent of the new cruise liner terminal. This terminal has been at the centre of a political and economic argument between Southampton, Liverpool and the EU. The book also speculates as to the future of Liverpool docks and also, to a lesser extent, the city itself.
David Paul was born and brought up in Speke, Liverpool, at the end of the Second World War. After training as a marine engineer, David Paul often sailed from Liverpool docks on his many voyages to South America with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. After gaining a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Master’s degree, David Paul spent most of his career in education. Since his recent retirement, David Paul has written twelve published books.
Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Extent: 208 pages
Illuustrations: 45 black-and-white and 29 colour photographs