- A beautiful yet forgotten tale of a bygone era
- Superbly illustrated with many unpublished photographs
- Written by Maritime’s biggest star – William H. Miller
2016 is the eightieth anniversary of the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage. Constructed in the 1930s, she sailed until 1967 and lives on as a museum and hotel in California. One of the most famous ocean liners of all time, the Queen Mary was also heroic, serving valiantly in wartime, and crossed the Atlantic more than 1,000 times. She was an ocean-going treasure and idolised by passengers, crew and Hollywood stars. She possessed an undefinable chemistry: ‘Something in the woodwork that embraced everyone,’ one staff member remarked. She was also part of Cunard, perhaps the most famous shipping line on the Atlantic. Along with the history of the Queen Mary, Maritime Royalty: The Queen Mary and the Cunard Queens will look at her companion, the Queen Elizabeth, as well as the subsequent Queens – the QE2 and the current day Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Beautifully illustrated with colour and mono photographs, this is a fitting tribute to the Queen Mary as well as the great Queens and Cunard.
William H. Miller has written some 100 books on passenger ships. He has been a popular guest lecturer on-board such liners as the QE2, Queen Mary 2, Rotterdam and Crystal Serenity for over thirty-five years. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across from the great liner piers of New York City, Miller has appeared in numerous television documentaries and news programmes, and has been the subject of a one-hour documentary titled Mr Ocean Liner.
Dimensions: 225 x 248
Extent: 128 pages
Illustrations: 65 black-and-white and 114 colour photographs