The Silver Age – Passenger Ships of The 1950s
William H. Miller

This book’s title, “The Silver Age”, refers to the decade of some of the last great passenger liners, ships that were created for transport, port-to-port services, and were very often class-divided. The 1950s was indeed a very busy decade for ship building and many beautiful passenger ships were constructed during this era – including the speedy United States, the Andrea Doria, Orsova, Southern Cross, Gripsholm and Rotterdam.
This volume is intended as a book of photos. The author has grouped the passenger ships by route and then by company. This is not, however, a book that describe the details, the numbers and facts about these ships or their eventual fates: when and where they were scrapped. In this format, it is an important reference book that illustrates the vast services offered in the 1950s. Yes, one could travel almost anywhere in the world by passenger ship! And so altogether, it is pure nostalgia for those who have a deep interest in the ships of this era.

HC – 350 pages – 800 images – English expert text
Maritime history

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