This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The story of a Victorianphilanthropist who reformed shipping laws, savedthousands of sailors' lives and became a nationalhero. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
This enthusiastically reviewed, scrupulously researched, and Mountbatten Maritime Prize-winning book chronicles a resonant episode of Victorian history led by Samuel Plimsoll, MP, "The Sailor's Friend," and his wife Eliza, who worked together to defend sailors against nefarious practices including overloading and the use of unseaworthy "coffin ships." It is the tale of the decade of agitation that was known as the Plimsoll Sensation and takes us from storm ravaged seas to the heart of the British establishment, featuring courtroom conflicts and outrageous breaches of protocol in the House of Commons. The backlash of libel cases and vilification almost ruined Plimsoll, but his drive and passion made him feverishly popular with the public; he was the subject of plays, novels, street ballads, and music hall songs. With the demonstrative support of his country, he faced down his enemies, came close to ousting Disraeli's government, and achieved lasting safety measures for merchant sailors, including the load line that bears his name.
Über den Autor: Nicolette Jones is a journalist, broadcaster, and author of Blooming Books.
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. An EX LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD condition.May have some library identification marks/stamps. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, showing only light signs of previous ownership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002838719
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. The Plimsoll Sensation: The Great Campaign to Save Lives at Sea This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780316726122
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown Book Group, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92576652
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Good reading copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0004948685
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown Book Group, 2007. Buchzustand: Very Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP26771375
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown Book Group, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. illustrated edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9902339
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003853807
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown & Company 22/06/2006, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used - Good. A few scratches and some wear on jacket. Also a tiny scuff on bottom edge of front cover. Content is fine. Hardcover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 075012-11
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown Book Group, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0316726125
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803167261223.0