The Only Way to Cross

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Collier Books, 1978 - Business & Economics - 434 pages
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Sketches the history of transatlantic liners since the turn of the century, examining their design and innovations as well as their memorable passengers

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User Review  - caobhin - LibraryThing

I'm not sure I read the whole book, as I jumped back and forth between chapters I wanted to read. For the chapters I was interested in, well worth it. the language was a bit patrician sometimes, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ABVR - LibraryThing

I'm dealing with 30-year-old memories, since I read this soon after its original publication, but I remember it as a gracefully written popular history of transatlantic liners . . . especially their heyday between 1900 and 1935 or so. Read full review


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John Kurtz Maxtone-Graham (August 2, 1929 - July 6, 2015) was a speaker and writer on ocean liners and maritime history. He was born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey. He graduated from Brown University in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War and had once worked unsuccessfully as a Broadway stage manager. In 1972, he wrote his first book on ocean liners, The Only Way to Cross, to be followed by numerous other books for small publishing houses. France/Norway, was published in 2010, and in March 2012 he wrote and published Titanic Tragedy. He is the father of writer Ian Maxtone-Graham. John Maxtone-Graham died from respiratory failure in Manhattan on July 6, 2015, aged 85.

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