Steam Lion PB

John G. Langley

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ISBN: 9781551096230

Steam Lion PB

  Author:   John G. 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.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781551096230
Item NB0776
PublisherNimbus Publishing
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
John G. Langley is the author of Steam Lion, a biography of Samuel Cunard, the shipping magnate born in Halifax. After a successful career in law, Langley retired from active practice, and, with a lengthy background as an avid collector and student of Cunard history, established the Cunard Steamship Society. He has been a consultant to producers of films and documentaries on the life of Samuel Cunard and vessels of the Cunard Line. He lectures extensively aboard Cunard liners and other cruise ships. He lives in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

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