Atlantic Kingdom

Atlantic Kingdom

America's Contest with Cunard in the Age of Sail and Steam

By John A. Butler

Hardback | ISBN 9781574883831

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Atlantic Kingdom pays tribute to the Americans who challenged Cunard, the shipping company that held a monopoly on North Atlantic trade routes in the nineteenth century. In an era when civilisation first grappled with large-scale technology and creative industries promised a new standard of living, competition for control over maritime trade was fierce. Cornelius Vanderbilt and P. T. Barnum were among those who battled like mythical gods for control of their domains. These titans of the Atlantic left behind them a wreckage of human lives, lost ships, and squandered fortunes in their failed bids for supremacy of the seas.

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781574883831
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Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Number of pages: 304
Width (mm): 152
Height (mm): 229
Depth (mm): 25

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