White Star Line

White Star Line
Author: Janette McCutcheon
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-10-15
ISBN: 1445635232
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Star Line Book Excerpt:

The story of the short-lived Liverpool shipping line, whose ships were some of the most luxurious afloat, and which included the Titanic, Olympic and Britannic.

The Titanic Effect

The Titanic Effect
Author: Todd Saxton,M. Kim Saxton,Michael Cloran
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 1642792152
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Titanic Effect Book Excerpt:

“I have read dozens of books on starting companies, but this is the first that accurately captures why startups fail and provides a tool for entrepreneurs and investors to measure and manage these sources of failure.” Michael Hatfield, Co-Founder, Cerent, Calix, Cienna, and Carium. What makes a startup successful? This book, from award-winning business school professors and a tech serial entrepreneur, tells what makes startups successful. Instead of telling startups what to do, like most startup books, they share what startups should avoid. Along the way, they share small business startup success stories gleaned from the How Built This Podcast and their firsthand experiences. These stories of startup success are contrasted with stories of startup failure from startup graveyards and most notably, the Titanic. Like many of today’s startups, the Titanic hoped to disrupt the transportation industry of its time. It fell short, to a disastrous outcome, from the same sources that prevent startup success today. Get a startup game plan! This startup book uses the Titanic and a sailing metaphor to provide a startup roadmap template. It shows what makes startups successfully navigate through challenges in startup investing, founding, and hiring with a game plan to get through the Human Ocean. It offers a startup guide to customer success in working through the Marketing Ocean. It even highlights what startups need to invest in to get through the Technical and Strategy Oceans. Its Iceberg Index gives entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses a way to track their progress on the startup roadmap template. It also helps investors assess what startups to invest in. Many entrepreneurs assume that the Titanic was sunk by a single iceberg. The Titanic Effect shows, that like many startups, it’s not a single misstep but a series of mistakes that keep a startup from being successful. This combination of missteps is called the Titanic Effect. Who can benefit from this startup roadmap? Entrepreneurs in the early stages of building a startup. They will learn what makes a startup successful. They will develop a to-do list of decisions to make and actions to take. Small business owners will also identify key next steps to building their startup game plan. Investors can identify what to avoid in startup investments and what startups to invest in. Students will learn how to evaluate the success potential of a startup and will read small business and startup success stories. These three co-authors have witnessed firsthand what leads to startup success. They have made it their mission to help entrepreneurs, startup founders and startup investors succeed. Drs. Todd and M. Kim Saxton bring more than two decades of academic and professional experience in business strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, and angel investing. Serial tech entrepreneur, Michael Cloran, adds his two decades’ of experiences in launching his own startups as well as building software products for other startups. In addition, the co-authors serve on various boards of entrepreneurial ventures and startup advisory associations. They have shared their expertise from the stage to dozens of audiences, including students, entrepreneurship and professional development associations, academic societies, and global companies like Roche Diagnostics and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Titanic Captain

Titanic Captain
Author: G. J. Cooper
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN: 0752467778
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Titanic Captain Book Excerpt:

Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessels and later in the new steamships of the White Star Line. By 1912, he as White Star's senior commander and regarded by many in the shipping world as the 'millionaire's captain'. In 1912, Smith was given command of the new RMS Titanic for her maiden voyage, but what should have been among the crowning moments of his long career at sea turned rapidly into a nightmare following Titanic's collision with an iceberg. In a matter of hours the supposedly unsinkable ship sank, taking over 1,500 people with her, including Captain Smith.

Across the Oceans

Across the Oceans
Author: Seija-Riitta Laakso
Publsiher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2007-09-28
ISBN: 9522228087
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Across the Oceans Book Excerpt:

In the early 19th century, the only way to transmit information was to send letters across the oceans by sailing ships or across land by horse and coach. Growing world trade created a need and technological development introduced options to improve general information transmission. Starting in the 1830s, a network of steamships, railways, canals and telegraphs was gradually built to connect different parts of the world. The book explains how the rate of information circulation increased many times over as mail systems were developed. Nevertheless, regional differences were huge. While improvements on the most significant trade routes between Europe, the Americas and East India were considered crucial, distant places such as California or Australia had to wait for gold fever to become important enough for regular communications. The growth of passenger services, especially for emigrants, was a major factor increasing the number of mail sailings. The study covers the period from the Napoleonic wars to the foundation of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and includes the development of overseas business information transmission from the days of sailing ships to steamers and the telegraph.

The Ismay Line

The Ismay Line
Author: Wilton J. Oldham
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN: 1909183245
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ismay Line Book Excerpt:

The Ismay Line charts the rise and fall of one of the most eminent British shipping companies - and tells the story of the family behind it. The founder of the White Star Line, T H Ismay, pioneered a revolutionary design of iron steamships, built for him by Harland & Wolff of Belfast. By the time of his death in 1899 he had become the most successful steamship owner in the world. He was succeeded by his son, Bruce Ismay, who in April 1912 was aboard his latest ship, Titanic, when it collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Ismay survived by boarding the last lifeboat to leave the starboard side of the sinking liner: and thus began one of the greatest witch-hunts of modern times. The Ismay Line draws on many previously unpublished family diaries and correspondence and offers a robust defence of Bruce Ismay’s conduct. Originally published in 1961, the book has been out of print for many years and is now a sought-after collector’s item.

Lost Voices from the Titanic

Lost Voices from the Titanic
Author: Nick Barratt
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 1409050211
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Voices from the Titanic Book Excerpt:

Starting from its original conception and design by the owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through construction at Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast, Nick Barratt explores the pre-history of the Titanic. He examines the aspirations of the owners, the realities of construction and the anticipation of the first sea-tests, revealing that the seeds of disaster were sown by the failure to implement sealed bulkheads - for which the original plans are now available. Barratt then looks at what it was like to embark on the Titanic's maiden voyage in April 1912. The lives of various passengers are examined in more detail, from the first class aristocrats enjoying all the trappings of privilege, to the families in third-class and steerage who simply sought to leave Britain for a better life in America. Similarly, the stories of representatives from the White Star Line who were present, as well as members of the crew, are told in their own words to give a very different perspective of the voyage. Finally, the book examines the disaster itself, when Titanic struck the iceberg on 14 April and sunk hours later. Survivors from passengers and crew explain what happened, taking you back in time to the full horror of that freezing Atlantic night when up to 1,520 people perished. The tragedy is also examined from the official boards of enquiry, and its aftermath placed in a historic context - the damage to British prestige and pride, and the changes to maritime law to ensure such an event never took place again. The book concludes by looking at the impact on those who escaped, and what became of them in the ensuing years; and includes the words of the last living survivor, Millvina Dean.

Transports of Delight

Transports of Delight
Author: Peter Hancock
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN: 3319552481
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transports of Delight Book Excerpt:

This inspiring book shows how the spiritual side of life, with its thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, is intimately bound up with our material technologies. From the wonder of Gothic Cathedrals, to the quiet majesty of lighter than air flight, to the ultimate in luxury of the north Atlantic steamers, Peter Hancock explores how these sequential heights of technology have enabled our dreams of being transported to new and uncharted realms to become reality. Sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively, technology has always been there to make material the visions of our imagination. This book shows how this has essentially been true for all technologies from Stonehenge to space station.But technology is far from perfect. Indeed, the author argues here that some of the most public and tragic of its failures still remain instructive, emblematic, and even inspiring. He reports on examples such as a Cathedral of the Earth (Beauvais), a Cathedral of the Seas (Titanic), and a Cathedral of the Air (Hindenburg) and tells their stories from the viewpoint of material transcendence. By interweaving their stories he reveals how technologies can succeed in elevating human beings and, in taking them to whole new realms of being, he explores and explains why these experiences are ‘Transports of Delight.’

Off Shore

Off Shore
Author: Birgit Braasch,Claudia Müller
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 3643912463
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off Shore Book Excerpt:

The book highlights facets of people's experiences since the 19th century with Atlantic space and the design of their stay on board ships. The contributions range from the perspective of pleasure-seeking tourists, who used ships as a temporary, luxurious homes to the perspective of military personnel, who perceived the Atlantic Passage as a transition between homeland security and potentially dangerous professional operations - the risks of sea voyages even on technically sophisticated ocean liners, whose interiors and services often include grand hotels in the metropolises of the late 19th and 20th century, were discreetly ignored by the passengers. The charm of the Atlantic and the ship, unthinkable in earlier times, should not be decimated in any way.

An Economic History of Ulster 1820 1939

An Economic History of Ulster  1820 1939
Author: Liam Kennedy,Philip Ollerenshaw
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780719018275
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Economic History of Ulster 1820 1939 Book Excerpt:

The Unsinkable Titanic

The Unsinkable Titanic
Author: Allen Gibson
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN: 0752467859
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unsinkable Titanic Book Excerpt:

Delving deep into Titanic’s legacy, Allen Gibson presents a comprehensive history with a refreshing argument, that Titanic represented a considerable achievement in maritime architecture. He determines the true causes of the disaster, telling the story of the ‘unsinkable’ ship against a backdrop of a tumultuous and rapidly emerging technological world. The book exposes the true interests of the people involved in the operation, regulation and investigation into Titanic, and lays bare the technology so dramatically destroyed. Juxtaposing the duelling worlds of economics and safety, this study rationalises the mindset that wilfully dispatched the world’s largest ship out to sea with a deficient supply of lifeboats.

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present

Picture History of British Ocean Liners  1900 to the Present
Author: William H. Miller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780486415321
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present Book Excerpt:

This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships such as the Viceroy of India, the Orion, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Windsor Castle, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Aurora. Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port.

The Colonial Clippers

The Colonial Clippers
Author: Basil Lubbock
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN: 375241037X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colonial Clippers Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Colonial Clippers by Basil Lubbock

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearings Book Excerpt:

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearings Book Excerpt:

To Develop an American Merchant Marine

To Develop an American Merchant Marine
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1266
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Merchant marine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Develop an American Merchant Marine Book Excerpt:

Engineering

Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Book Excerpt:

Memories of Belonging Descendants of Italian Migrants to the United States 1884 Present

Memories of Belonging  Descendants of Italian Migrants to the United States  1884 Present
Author: Christa Wirth
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 9004284575
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memories of Belonging Descendants of Italian Migrants to the United States 1884 Present Book Excerpt:

Memories of Belonging is a three-generation oral-history study of the offspring of southern Italians who migrated to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1913.

The Ships of Vivekananda

The Ships of Vivekananda
Author: Somenath Mukherjee,Advaita Ashrama (A Publication House of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
Publsiher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 8175059044
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ships of Vivekananda Book Excerpt:

The book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, presents a broad canvas wherein the history, akin to biography, of all the eleven ships which took Swami Vivekananda around the seven seas during his two Western visits are threaded together with the sequence of events in his life in between those voyages.

The Age of Cunard

The Age of Cunard
Author: Daniel Allen Butler
Publsiher: ProStar Publications
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781577853480
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Cunard Book Excerpt:

For a century and a half, the single most important sea lane in the world was the transatlantic route linking the Old World with the New. For three hundred years, sailing ships sufficed to carry cargoes and people, but the demands of Steam Age business and commerce demanded more regularity. Just as the steam engine had allowed railroads to replace the unpredictability of stagecoaches on land with dependable schedules, steamships promised to bring this reliability to crossing the Atlantic. This is where the story of the Cunard Line began. The greatest influence Cunard would ever have on world events would be the leading role during the last half of the 19th century, when the great migration of millions of emigrants transformed the populations of Europe, the United States, and Canada. Wars devastation came to the Cunard Line with WW1 and WW2, as the power of the German submarine fleet -- built with one purpose in mind, to sever the North Atlantic shipping lanes -- threatened Great Britains very existence. By 1963, more people chose to travel by airplane than by steamship -- and it was the beginning of the end. Sir Winston Churchill observed, "You came into great things by the accident of sea power... By an accident of air power, you will probably cease to exist."

The Sinking of the Titanic

The Sinking of the Titanic
Author: Jim Whiting
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007-03
ISBN: 1612289401
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sinking of the Titanic Book Excerpt:

The sinking of the ocean liner Titanic in 1912 was one of the most famous events of the twentieth century. The ship was the largest and most luxurious passenger liner of the age. While she was being built, Titanic was described as “practically unsinkable.” Yet she went down on her maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. More than 1,500 passengers and crew members perished in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. Nearly all died because the ship didn’t carry enough lifeboats. Yet according to the shipping regulations at the time, Titanic actually carried more lifeboats than she was legally required to. Many people also believe that the ship was traveling too fast. Yet her captain wasn’t doing anything different than nearly every other liner at that time. The sinking attracted worldwide media interest. This interest has never lessened. The loss of the Titanic is just as fascinating today as it was on the day it occurred.