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The First Atlantic Liner: Brunel's Great Western Steamship

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New paperback edition - The first ever history of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's forgotten first ship, the SS Great Western, the faste...

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The Great Western is the least known of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's three ships, being overshadowed by the later careers of the Great Britain and the Great Eastern. However, the Great Westernwas the fir... st great success, confounding the critics in becoming the fastest ship to steam continuously across the Atlantic, and began the era of luxury transatlantic liners. It was a bold venture by Brunel and his colleagues, who were testing the limits of known technology. This book examines the businessmen, the shipbuilding committee and Brunel and looks at life on board for the crew and the passengers using diaries from the United States and England. The ship's first voyage made headline news in New York and London and involved a race with the small steamship Sirius. The Great Western's maiden voyage was a triumph, and this wooden paddle steamer became the wonder of her age. She linked antebellum New York with the London of Charles Dickens and the youthful Queen Victoria. The ship continued to carry the rich and the famous across the Atlantic for eighteen years.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 15/10/2019
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Illustrations: 16 Plates, color
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 288
  • Weight: 265g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 15/10/2019
  • Author:Helen Doe, Colin Green

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