Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

SS Great Britain

Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew

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Praise for Helen Doe's previous books:

'Sensitive and well researched.' Richard Overy
'Meticulously researched... expertly written.' Britain at War Magazine
'An excellent book and I would highly recomend it.' Shipping Today
'Helen Doe gives long-overdue recognition to Brunel's first steamship... bringing to life some of the key personalities who made the ambitious project a reality.' Nautilus Telegraph

In SS Great Britain, Helen Doe provides a unique narrative account of this most famous and historically important of British ships.

The book charts the ship's brilliant design and contruction, including the contribution of engineering genius Brunel. But it also brings to light the contribution of many other individuals, ranging from crew members to passengers, drawing on the records of the SS Great Britain Trust, from its archive in Bristol Docks, the ship's birthplace and resting-place today. In this way, the ship's life and times are recreated and the history of a technical marvel of its age is given a human face.

This a compelling account of an iconic ship and of an important moment in the industrial history of Britain and the wider world.

Book ISBN 9781445684512

Book Format Hardback

pages 304 pages

Publication Date 15 Jul 2019

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations 30

Available on: Monday 15th July 2019

Regular Price: £20.00

Special Price: £18.00

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