Ocean liners

Maritime Royalty

Author: William Miller



Category: Ocean liners

Page: 128

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The Cunard QUEENS are known to millions.; The the most famous liners of all. They attract attention wherever they sailed, but the QUEEN MARY is possibly the most beloved. She sailed for 31 years, carried millions of passengers and made over 1000 trips across the North Atlantic. She is a ship of great memories--passengers on crossings, officer & crew

Time Out London

Author: Editors of Time Out

Publisher: Time Out Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 948

The 21st edition of Time Out London will help visitors to navigate the 2000 year old city, from the many must visits through to the eccentricities and particularities that give London its flavor. Time Out keeps you abreast of the latest in terms of cultural events, entertainment, restaurants, shopping, bar and pub scene, as well as taking you to the out-of-the-way neighborhoods in the throes of gentrification. Day trips and local excursions are also recommended, as rolling hills, seaside walks and ancient cities are all within your grasp. Whether your stay is brief or lengthy, Time Out will help you make the most of your time.
Biography & Autobiography

War and Politics by Other Means

Author: Shelby Scates

Publisher: University of Washington Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Shelby Scates�s thirty-five-year career as a prize-winning journalist and columnist for International News Service, United Press International, the Associated Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has taken him to centers of action across this country and to wars and conflicts in many of the world�s danger zones. Born in the rural South in the 1930s, Scates rejected the racism he saw there and in his late teens set out across the United States � eventually to land in Seattle, attend the University of Washington, and launch himself into a world of work, travel, and adventure as a merchant seaman and soldier. He entered journalism as a wire-service reporter hired in Manhattan and assigned to the Dallas bureau. Reporting the political beat brought Scates to Baton Rouge and New Orleans to observe the remarkable performance and influence of Earl Long as governor of Louisiana; in 1957 to Little Rock, Arkansas, to witness a constitutional crisis, the early struggle to integrate the public schools; to Oklahoma City and Dallas; and to Washington, D.C., where he became familiar with both the corridors of Congress and Lyndon Johnson�s Oval Office and Air Force One. He was in Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War and its aftermath; in Lebanon and Egypt to learn about the Palestine Liberation Organization; in the Suez to investigate the �War of Attrition�; and in Cambodia during guerrilla fighting against the Vietnamese Army. As a newsman he reported on those American climbers who triumphed, though not without suffering great personal losses, by reaching the top of K2 in 1978. Scates used his considerable journalistic experience and inventiveness to get the story of this epic climb quickly back to the United States. He also describes his own midlife climb of Mt. McKinley with two friends. In a straightforward portrayal of professional life that manifests elements of both The Front Page and All the President�s Men, this memoir is about the particular combination of idealism, persistence, skepticism, and dedication to truthful reporting that marks the best of American journalism.

The QE2

Author: William H., Jr. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 299

Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white and 27 color images, this chronicle by an expert maritime historian offers a rare and captivating blend of personal anecdotes, archival material, and impeccable scholarship.
Juvenile Nonfiction


Author: Joel Newsome

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Considered to be one of the most talented generals in history and known for his use of elephants in battle, the Carthaginian general, Hannibal spent his life fighting and often defeating the Roman army during the Second Punic War. Though he was ultimately unable to take the city, he became a prominent political figure. Students will get the opportunity to learn about his unique militaristic prowess and successes and failures on and off the battlefield.