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Название: Steam Titans: Cunard, Collins, and the Epic Battle for Commerce on the North Atlantic Автор: William M. Fowler Jr. Издательство: Bloomsbury USA ISBN: 1620409089 Год: 2017 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 368 Для сайта:gornoprom.ru Размер: 22,7 МБ Язык: Английский
Between 1815 and the American Civil War, the greatest invention of the Industrial Revolution delivered a sea change in oceanic transportation. Steam travel transformed the Atlantic into a pulsating highway, dominated by ports in Liverpool and New York, as steamships ferried people, supplies, money, and information with astounding speed and regularity. American raw materials flowed eastward, while goods, capital, people, and technology crossed westward. The Anglo-American "partnership"? fueled development worldwide; it also gave rise to a particularly intense competition. Steam Titans tells the story of a transatlantic fight to wrest control of the globe's most lucrative trade route. Two men—Samuel Cunard and Edward Knight Collins—and two nations wielded the tools of technology, finance, and politics to compete for control of a commercial lifeline that spanned the North Atlantic.