Books by Karl Zimmerman

OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Zimmermann shares his own fascination with these majestic liners in a comprehensive overview of ships from sail to steam to diesel, from the important modes of transportation to the modern resorts at sea. The information is organized in chapters about the history and development of the ships, the star ships of the Atlantic crossings and the conversion to modern cruising. In between, readers learn about the liners' use as troop ships during the world wars and about some of the worst disasters, including, of course, the Titanic. The author waxes poetic about the décor, the amenities and life aboard the liners and the modern cruise ships. All is accompanied by photographs taken over the years by the author and supplemented by historic drawings, photos and documents. The plethora of facts and details never detracts from the author's obvious love of these stately ships. A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)Read full book review >