The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios
By J. Kent Layton
With Introduction by Mark Chirnside
The long-awaited 2012 publication is now available for pre-order.
- Amberley Books, 2012 First Edition
- ISBN-10: 1848688350
- ISBN-13: 978-1848688353
- Hardcover; 12" X 8 1/2" X 1 1/2" (A4 interior page size); Full color dust jacket; over 450 high quality pages
- About 750 photographs and illustrations (many never before published)
- Full color section with over 40 rare illustrations and photographs
- 11 plans, including full general arrangement plans for each vessel
- Shipping weight: 4+ lbs.
Following the succes of Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography (2010) and On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic (2012) comes the third large-format hardback volume from the Amberley-J. Kent Layton collaboration...
This comprehensive and unprecedented book will be a must-have for any maritime or Titanic enthusiast. It deals with three trios of ocean liners conceived during the Edwardian era, which are still among the most legendary ships of all time. Each of these nine vessels is given its own chapter, detailing the entire life of that ship in astounding detail. Old rumors, myths, misinformation are corrected and the entire volume is thoroughly referenced to original source material. The Titanic chapter alone includes years worth of research and presents new details and facts that will astound even the most devoted Titanic buffs.
Additionally, anyone who acquired the 2005 or 2009 volumes by Mr. Layton (named Atlantic Liners: A Trio of Trios), which were self-published and limited in quality and availability, will truly appreciate the quality of the new volume. During the process of creating this tremendous book, breathtaking photographic and illustrative additions have been made, and many of the new photos have never been in print before - not even in the author's self-published books. Among the most interesting are rare, previously unpublished candid photographs of both the Olympic and the Mauretania from some of their least well-documented periods.
The all-new color section is truly stunning, and the main text also varies from the older books. This is a true first edition collectible.
This book is simply not to be missed, and will be enjoyed by anyone - from the relative newcomer to maritime history right through to the most well-versed among maritime historians.
The cover seen here reflects the final front cover design. However, some retail sites are incorrectly showing an older pre-release publicity design. What you see here is what you will get. This book is now in stock, but quantities are limited!
- Introduction by Mark Chirnside
- Chapter 1: The Early Years
Section One: The Cunard Line
- Chapter 2: Lusitania
- Chapter 3: Mauretania
- Chapter 4: Aquitania
Section Two: The White Star Line
- Chapter 5: Olympic
- Chapter 6: Titanic
- Chapter 7: Britannic
Section Three: The Hamburg-Amerika Line
- Chapter 8: Imperator /Berengaria
- Chapter 9: Vaterland / Leviathan
- Chapter 10: Bismarck / Majestic
Appendix: A Comparison of the Trio of Trios
Available in both standard and Signed & Numbered (limited to 500 in number) versions. Please make your selection below.