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The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios (2013)
Manufacturer Amberley
SKU/ISBN 9780000000000
The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios (2013)

 The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios 

By J. Kent Layton 

With Introduction by Mark Chirnside

Publication Details:

  • Amberley Books, 2013, 2nd Edition
  • ISBN-13: 978-1445614380
  • Hardcover; Size 10" X 7" Full color dust jacket; 440 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 and 2nd Edition 2013) comes the new and improved 2nd Edition of the third 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 -- 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 Among the most interesting are rare, previously unpublished candid photographs of both the Olympic and the Mauretania from some of their least well-documented periods.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 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 Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios
(2nd Edition) was nominated for the 2013 Mountbatten Maritime Award by the Maritime Media Foundation in Great Britain. One reviewer of the First Edition wrote:

'... so crammed with remarkable photographs, information, facts and figures that it is almost as sumptuous as the older liners, which are the subject of this magnificent volume. ... The Edwardian Superliners, A Trio of Trios by J. Kent Layton is destined to be recognised as the definitive work on this golden age of ocean travel.' - Southern Daily Echo, 19 August 2012 [First Edition review].

The cover seen here reflects the final front cover design. However,
some retail sites still incorrectly show 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


Price: $40.00