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I love shipwrecks and I loved how Ballard combined the lost liners with the age of shipping and how in the late 50s it gave way to airtravel I loved the photos of the wrecks, though I was disappointed by how brief he recounted the sinking and the aftermath I did like Ballard s stance on salvaging though and how these wrecks are supposed to be grave sitesdid you know that the Empress of Ireland wreck has bodies still entombed and divers have taken the bones Some people may think that a liner who has a long successful life is the one that enters to enduring pages of History Such couldn t be falser.If one speaks of the the Aquitania or the SS Imperator later RMS Berengaria , only transatlantic liner buffs will know of what one is speaking However if one speaks about the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Andrea Doria or the Queen Mary, everyone knows those ships.Titanic is the most famous ship of all time, probably surpassing even Noah s Arc Her way too short life and her fatal meeting with an iceberg on the night of 14th April 1912 has granted her a place in History and grasps the curiosity and fascination about her even 100 years after her demise.The Lusitania marked a turning point in World War I, when a German U boat decided to attack her and sink her, taking with her many American lives, which helped make the USA finally join the War.The Andrea Doria s sinking marked the beginning of the end of the transatlantic luxury liners which were replaced by aeroplanes The Queen Mary didn t sink, but is the sole symbol of an Era now gone, still floating as an Hotel in the USA.This book tells the story of the development of transatlantic steamers from the middle of the 19th century up until the sinking of the Andrea Doria in the middle of the 20th century.Here lies the story of the great lost liners Titanic and her sisters Olympic and Britannic Lusitania and her sister Mauretania The Empress of Ireland and the Andrea Doria, the French Normandie and Cunard s Queen Mary and her late sister Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire and sunk in the 70 s after being sold as an University ship to the Japanese.This book is a captivating reading, written by the man who discovered Titanic s wreck in 1986 and illustrated by the greatest maritime artist Ken Marschall, who s paintings often force you to check twice just to make sure it isn t a picture you re looking at. c1997 I am not sure at the audience this book was aimed at For the coffee table readers it has a brilliant cover picture and a strap line that piques one s interest But, there are actually very few pictures of the ships on the ocean floor although there are a large number of what they looked like when on top of the ocean There are also a number of illustrations that are actually paintings, which, whilst gorgeous and very well done, always seems to me to be a bit of a cheat The blurb says that this is a valuable reference tool but I am not so sure about that Anyway, it was an interesting book to idle away a couple of hours Glad I didn t actually purchase it though. A great read Fabulous book One of my favorites. This a beautifully illustrated and researched book with great undersea images Not to be missed if you are fascinated by this area of maritime history. A wonderful coffee table book and reference book A beautiful book, and a must for anybody who is interesting in lost ships I loved and enjoyed this book when I was young, but could never find it anywhere for purchase, finally last year I received it as a gift from my aunt One of my most treasured books. `READ EBOOK ⇱ Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Ships ☉ Riding The Wave Of Ocean Liner Nostalgia, Lost Liners Presents The Most Comprehensive And Spectacular Volume Ever A Guided Tour Encompassing The Beginnings, Heyday, And Eventual Decline Of The Great Atlantic Express Liners Ken Marschall S Lavish Paintings Depict The Ships In Their Shining Prime As Well As In Their Eerily Poignant Underwater Repose