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Masters of the Italian Line

Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello

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Author: Ian Sebire

The 1960s witnessed a magnificent, if misguided, swansong for the ocean liner. As the decade progressed a steady succession of elaborate new ‘ships of state’ populated the world’s sea lanes, in futile defiance of the vapour trails above them. Into this atmosphere of one-upmanship the Italian Line introduced Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello, the largest, fastest and most prestigious passenger liners in the nation’s post-war merchant marine.

Named after the Renaissance masters, this book tells their stories, from troubled inception to heart-rending finale. It explains their design origins and interior décor, relates the triumph and tragedy of their all-too-brief careers and provides an insight into what it was like to live, work and take passage on these vessels, each with their own special personality.

Profusely illustrated throughout, this book pays tribute to the ships and the people who brought them to life.

Book ISBN 9781445683508

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Sep 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 140

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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A Superb TributeReview by Duane
A superb tribute to these 3 Italian Line "Ship's of State" The book is well researched, written and filled with 150 exterior, interior and memorabilia photos. Eight of the ship's exterior pictures and cover are of water colors the author/artist has done himself. The stunning mixture of writing and photos bring these ships back to life in colorful style. I learned a lot, that I never knew about the Italian Line and these great ships as well as enjoyed many new pictures. The history of each ship is told in detail from construction to end. Once finished, you'll have a wealth of knowledge about what it was like to have seen, sailed and worked on these Italian works of art. Definitely a book you'll go back to often to enjoy. (Posted on 16/06/2019)

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