Circa: 1953 Condition: Used Size: 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches Type: hardcover Country of Origin: United States Publisher: Harper & Brothers Author: James Dugan Pages: 272
The Great Iron Ship
The full and incredible saga of the GREAT EASTERN _-- the might vessel built over a century ago that dwarfs all but the largest of today's ocean liners. The most spectacular phenomenon of her century, she laid the Atlantic Cable, but sailed under a curse that killed or ruined hundreds of men . She was the heroine and villainess of one of the most astounding sagas in maritime history.
This is the ship that -- Killed her designer -- Drowned her first captain -- Logged four mutinies -- Killed thirty-five men -- Survived the Atlantic's weirdest storm -- Laid the Atlantic Cable -- Sank four ships -- Made six knights -- Caused thirteen lawsuits -- Was six times at auction -- Boarded two million sightseers -- Ended as a floating circus.
Harper & Brothers, 1953, Book Club Edition. Hard cover, with dust jacket, 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches, 272 pages.
Ex-library, with a pocket and a name on front fly. Mylar covered dust jacket has some edge wear. Binding is loosening. Still very good reading copy.
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