The great iron ship / by James Dugan.


1st [American] ed.. New York : Harper, [1953] .

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Subjects Great Eastern (Steamship)
Ships.
Description xiii, 272 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1953]
©1953
Notes "Parts of this book appeared originally in 'The New Yorker' in a different version."--Title page verso.
Summary The Great Eastern, launched in 1858, was the largest iron ship ever built. Designed to carry more passengers than the Queen Mary, and too large for the Suez Canal of her day, it was this ship that laid the Atlantic cable. Yet, this ship was also believed to be haunted by a jinx that killed, maimed, or financially ruined hundreds of men. The story of this ship encompasses geniuses, charlatans, crackpots, and celebrities, from the ill-fated I.K. Brunel, considered the greatest engineer of his day, to Louis Napoleon of France, who was thrown for heavy financial losses by the erratic vessel.
Contents The wonder of the seas -- The little giant -- Fastest vessel beyond compare -- The coming monster -- Lionizing herself -- The war excitement -- Rocked in the cradle -- Captain Paton -- The Great Eastern rock -- The raffle -- Elephant spinning a cobweb -- Le Grand Oriental -- The French telegraph -- The All-Red Line -- Showboat -- Last days of leviathan -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)841143
(OCoLC)ocm00841143
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WorldCat Identities Dugan, James, 1912-1967.
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