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    DescriptionThis guide is a timely addition to Conway's best-selling pocket book series that examines this famous ship from a refreshingly different angle. Launched in May 1911, the triple-screw steamer Titanic was the pride of the White Star Line and at that time the largest passenger ship in the world. Built to carry passengers in comfort and luxury on the lucrative transatlantic route, her design, fittings and on board facilites epitomised the spirit of the age in terms of elegance and style. Titanic boasted a swimming pool, a gymnasium, a squash court, Turkish and Electric baths, and a verandah cafe. First class common rooms were adorned with ornate wood panelling, expensive furniture and other decorations. Cuisine was advertised as the equal of Europe's top restaurants, while libraries, state-rooms and cabins were decorated in a range of architectural styles to appeal to the tastes of the most discerning passenger. The world marvelled at this opulent ship, and White Star endeavoured to capture the public's interest through the release of advertisements, brochures and other publicity material. In addition passengers were provided with a wealth of information to ensure they enjoyed the voyage to the fullest. Titanic: A Passenger's Guide is a unique guide to all these aspects of the ship, incorporating authentic period literature - from sources including White Star Line themselves, Harland & Wolff shipyards, the International Mercantile Marine Company (White Star Line's owners) and important publications from the 1910's such as The Shipbuilder.


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    Title
    Titanic: A Passenger's Guide
    Subtitle
    White Star Line, 1912
    Authors and contributors
    Compiled by John Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844861484
    ISBN 10: 1844861481
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14360
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJC
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    DC22: 910.91634
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJC, 1QSAN
    BISAC V2.8: TRA006020
    Thema V1.0: NHTM, WGG
    Illustrations note
    40 colour and b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    Conway
    Publication date
    06 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lieutenant-Commander John Blake, FRIN, spent twelve years in the Royal Navy. He has worked extensively with the UK Hydrographic Office, the producers of Admiralty Charts, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. John is the author of the acclaimed Conway publications The Sea Chart (2003) and Sea Charts of the British Isles (2005). His research interests span the maritime world, from nautical charts and surveying to merchant shipping.
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    Launched in May 1911, the triple-screw steamer Titanic was the pride of the White Star Line and at that time the largest passenger ship in the world. Built to carry passengers in comfort and luxury on the lucrative transatlantic route, her design, fittings and on board facilities epitomized the spirit of the age in terms of elegance and style. Cuisine was advertised as the equal of Europe's top restaurants, while libraries, state-rooms and cabins were decorated in a range of architectural styles to appeal to the tastes of the most discerning passenger. The Titanic Pocketbook is a unique guide to all these aspects of this great ship, incorporating authentic period literature from sources including White Star Line themselves, Harland & Wolff shipyards, and important publications from the period.