Steam Lion PB

John Langley

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ISBN: 9781551096230

Steam Lion PB

  Author:   John Langley    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

This is the story of a man born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who became one of the most powerful forces in international trade in the nineteenth century.

Samuel Cunard’s list of interests reads like a history of the Maritimes-shipbuilding in chatham, coal mining in Cape Breton, forestry in PEI, and warehouses in Halifax. But his business acumen and vision extended far beyond Eastern Canada: His innovative steamship Britannia was the first reliable, timely link between the Old World and the New, and the transatlantic transportation of mail, goods, and passengers was revolutionized. The continued success of the Cunard Line is a testament to Samuel Cunard’s brilliance as both a mariner and a businessman.

The first full-length biography of one of the most fascinating figures in mercantile history, Steam Lion is an important and engaging record of a man, his business, and his times.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781551096230
Item NB0776
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onJuly 3 2008
Language eng
Pages 169
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.75(in) x 5.75(in)
Shipping weight285(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Retired lawyer John G. Langley, QC, is the worldwide authority on Samuel Cunard, He founded the Cunard Steamship Society, dedicated to the preservation and exchange of historical information and memorabilia pertaining to the Cunard Steamship Company and Cunard himself, in 1998, and he has been consultant to producers of films and documentaries on the life of Cunard. He lives in Halifax.

Award Winners & Nominees


Margaret & John Savage First Book Award

Commended Keith Matthews Award


Shortlisted CBA Marketing Award