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The Resource Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic, William M. Fowler Jr

Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic, William M. Fowler Jr

Label
Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic
Title
Steam titans
Title remainder
Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
William M. Fowler Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Steam Titan' tells the story of a transatlantic fight born of and powered by steam, a fight to wrest control of the globe's most lucrative trade route. It's the story of two men: Samuel Cunard and Edward Knight Collins, and two nations: Great Britain and the United States. Wielding the tools of technology, finance, and politics--and at the same time coping with the inevitable, sometimes crushing, perils of the sea--these opposing forces fought to capture control of a commercial lifeline that spanned the North Atlantic. Tracing the paths of ships, goods, people, information and money, historian William M. Fowler Jr. brings to life the spectacle of this generation-long struggle for supremacy, during which New York rose to take her place among the greatest ports and cities of the world, and recounts the tale of competition that was the opening act in the drama of economic globalization that is still unfolding today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
BDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, William M.
Dewey number
387.5/0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE945.A2
LC item number
F67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collins Line
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd
  • Collins, Edward Knight
  • Cunard, Samuel
  • Collins, Edward Knight
  • Cunard, Samuel
  • Collins Line
  • Cunard Steamship Company, ltd
  • Merchant marine
  • Steamboat lines
  • Shipping
  • Steamboats
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Commerce
  • Merchant marine
  • Shipping
  • Steamboat lines
  • Steamboats
  • Great Britain
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • United States
Label
Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic, William M. Fowler Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new nation -- From Cape Cod to New York City -- Liverpool -- Dramatic line -- Samuel Cunard -- Steam -- The British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company -- Liverpool-Halifax-Boston-New York -- Collins and Congress -- Competition begins: Collins versus Cunard -- Crossing the Atlantic: life aboard -- A rising storm in Congress -- Vesta -- The Arctic disaster -- Commodore Vanderbilt -- End of the line
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • ocn960237904
  • (OCoLC)960237904
Label
Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic, William M. Fowler Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new nation -- From Cape Cod to New York City -- Liverpool -- Dramatic line -- Samuel Cunard -- Steam -- The British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company -- Liverpool-Halifax-Boston-New York -- Collins and Congress -- Competition begins: Collins versus Cunard -- Crossing the Atlantic: life aboard -- A rising storm in Congress -- Vesta -- The Arctic disaster -- Commodore Vanderbilt -- End of the line
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620409084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • ocn960237904
  • (OCoLC)960237904

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