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  - John_Vaughan - LibraryThing

And one of the best ways to read of crossing the ‘ditch’ on the big liners of yesteryear. Along with John Malcolm Brinnin’s work [Beau Voyage: Life Aboard Last Great Ships] this book stands as ... Read full review

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"When you read this book, it is so evocative tht you can close your eyes and almost imagine that you are there on a chilly quai in New York City about to depart for the great cities of Europe on one ... 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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