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Inhaltsangabe: An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific's Trans-Pacific Ocean Liners by Robert D. Turner From Vancouver and Victoria on the west coast of British Columbia, across the North Pacific by the great circle route that skirts the Aleutian Islands, to Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Philippines; this was the realm of the Pacific Empresses. For fifty years these beautiful ocean liners provided a fast link with the Orient. The Empresses brough tea, silk, spices and produce from the Orient and returned with Canadian cargoes. The first Empresses came to the Pacific in 1891, providing a fast, reliable steamship service connecting the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway with the Orient. The ships were the beautiful clipper-bowed Empresses of India, China and Japan. Later, as steamship design advanced and the service grew, the larger, record-breaking Empress of Russia and Empress of Asia joined the fleet. The Empresses consistently broke speed records for the North Pacific and set standards of service and reliability few steamship lines could match. While there were never more than four Empresses in trans-Pacific service at one time, they dominated the North Pacific until World War II. The war brought a dramatic end to the service as all the Empresses were pressed into action as troop ships. The Empresses sailed in troop convoys with some of the mightiest liners in the world. Air travel dominated the post-war years and the Empress fleet was never replaced on the Pacific. And so the elegant liners passed into history, Robert Turner's carefully researched text is accompanied by complete fleet lists, darwings, maps, 375 photographs and three full-colour reproductions. Beautifully designed and printed, and of the same high quality as its companion volume, The Pacific Princesses, The Pacific Empresses is an essential addition to any history or ship-lover's library.
About the Author: Robert D. Turner is a multi-award-winning author of fifteen books, with several more in the works, and over 350 articles on railway and steamship history. He has had several thousand photographs published in books, magazines and journals as well as presented in exhibits. He is Curator Emeritus at the Royal British Columbia Museum, where he was Chief of Historical Collections for many years. Bob has travelled around the world photographing and documenting surviving early railways, the lives of workers and communities, and industrial history in South American, Africa, many parts of Asia and Europe. Among other projects, since 1988 he has been Project Historian at the SS Moyie National Historic Site at Kaslo, BC, where a major restoration is underway on the world's oldest passenger sternwheeler. For his work on Canadian railway history he received the Canadian Railroad Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob was writer in residence at Pierre Berton House in Dawson City in the spring of 2009. He lives in Victoria, BC.
Buchbeschreibung Sono Nis Press, 2004. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1550391496. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IM204022
Buchbeschreibung Sononis Press, 2004. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dustjacket. Later Edition. ISBN 1550391496. Oversized Trade Paperback. First Printing of Second Edition. Very Good Condition. Tight sound unmarked copy with minor rubs to edges and corners of covers. No Signature. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9520143
Buchbeschreibung Sono Nis Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2586266622
Buchbeschreibung Sono Nis Press, Victoria, 2004. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. 2nd. (CAD) 2nd edition. No markigns,small ownership label to cornerof title page, otherwise Fine. Wraps with flaps, 290pp,index, B&W photos. Turner is Curator Emeritus at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. A heavy book. (3.0 jmFO 58/3 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 72287
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815503914973.0