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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.
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Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001564109
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 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 In Good Condition, Minor Shelfwear, Slight Tan To Page Edges 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 mon0004814661
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001377751
Buchbeschreibung Little, Brown & Company 22/06/2006, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: 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 & Company, London, 2006. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Book condition: Book condition: VG with almost imperceptible lean. Dustjacket: VG with 3cm closed tear to top edge; faint wrinkles to top edge; price intact. Inscribed to title page: "To David/ wiuth very best wishes/ Nicolette Jones". U.K. First Edition. A bright copy. **Heavy book. Shipping cost will be higher than stated for buyers outside of the UK.**. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011683
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: LikeNew. Excellent condition inside and out. No damage to the book. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2JR000000GVE