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Transatlantic Liners at War: The Story of the Queens - William H. Miller; David F. Hutchings
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2005, ISBN: 9780715385111

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New York: Bantam Books, 1974. Series #Q7833 Bright covers, spine bent w/colorchipped stresslines, price tag ghost & tiny price tag lift colorchips on front, front corners lightly bumped, pages crisp, white, initial inked on promo page. Lady-In-Waiting to Catherine -- Empress of All the Russias: The beautiful and devoted Kasia shared the hour of triumph with her childhood friend and present Queen when Catherine gained the throne. in a bloody coup. But love and duty call her to her native Poland and the waiting arms of Henryk Barinski, fearless patriot and staunch resister of the encroaching Russian power. And Kasia must prove her loyalty to her people and her lover by sharing their violent and uncertain fate . . .. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. (Good Plus)., Bantam Books, 1974, see Table of Contents for stories, etc.Michael Shayne is a fictional private detective character created during the late 1930s by writer Brett Halliday. It was the title of a series of 12 films starring Lloyd Nolan, a radio series under a variety of names, between 1944 and 1953, and later in 1960-1961, a 32 episode NBC television series starring Richard Denning (19141998) in the title role. Novels and short storiesShayne debuted in the novel Dividend on Death first published in 1939, written by Halliday, a pseudonym of Davis Dresser. Dresser wrote fifty Shayne novels, with the help of Ryerson Johnson. Twenty seven more were written by Robert Terrall for a total of 77; 300 short stories, a dozen films, radio and television shows, and a few comic book appearances have resulted from the character. The books were typically very well plotted, with Shayne always gathering the suspects at the end and explaining the crime and naming the murderer. Shayne was initially married in the novels, his wife being Phyllis Shayne, who was a somewhat limited character, and was often out of town. Dresser "killed her off" when he sold the movie rights to the series. In the book Blood on the Black Market, the comedy aspect of the earlier novels disappears, and Shayne is forced to deal with his wife's death. Halliday stopped writing the Shayne novels after Murder and the Wanton Bride in 1958. The character continued, however, in novels written by Ryserson Johnson, Robert Terrell and Dennis Lynds. Some of these Halliday ghost writers have suggested that Dresser still kept his hand in, even after other writers largely took over the writing of the novels, by doing at least a light edit of the Shayne manuscripts contributed by others, and thus making the later books in the series "ghost-collaborated" rather than actually "ghost-written." MagazineHalliday later created Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, first introduced in 1956 by Renown Publications under the title Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine. The magazine continued for nearly three decades, always having at least one Shayne novella included in each edition. None of these were written by Halliday. FilmsThe 1940 film Michael Shayne - Private Detective was the first in a series of 12 films. Lloyd Nolan starred as Shayne until the series was dropped by Twentieth Century Fox and picked up by PRC. At that point, Hugh Beaumont, who later went on to play Beaver Cleaver's father Ward on television's Leave It to Beaver, took over the role.________________________Brett Halliday (July 31, 1904 - February 4, 1977), primary pen name of Davis Dresser, was an American mystery writer, best known for the long-lived series of Michael Shayne novels he wrote, and later commissioned others to write. Dresser wrote non-series mysteries, westerns and romances under the names Asa Baker, Matthew Blood, Kathryn Culver, Don Davis, Hal Debrett, Anthony Scott, Peter Field, and Anderson Wayne. Dresser was born in Chicago, Illinois, but mostly grew up in West Texas. Here he lost an eye to barbed wire as a boy, and thus had to wear an eye patch for the rest of his life. At the age of 14, he ran away from home and enlisted in the U.S. 5th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas, followed by a year of Border Patrol duty on the Rio Grande. After his service, he returned to Texas to finish high school. In search of adventure, Dresser traveled throughout the Southwest working at various odd jobs, including that of muleskinner, farm hand, deckhand on a freighter in the Gulf of Mexico, laborer in the California oilfields, etc. Eventually, he went to Tri-State College of Engineering, where he received a certificate in civil engineering. Back in Texas, he worked as an engineer and surveyor for several years before turning to writing in 1927. After his first marriage (to Kathleen Rollins, who had two daughters from a previous marriage), Dresser was married to mystery writer Helen McCloy from 1946 to 1961; they had a daughter named Chloe. As partners, they formed a literary agency called Halliday and McCloy. Dresser also established a publishing company Torquil Publishing Company, which published his books as well as those of other authors, from 1953 to 1965. In 1961, he married Mary Savage, also a writer; their son, Halliday, was born in 1965. The first Shayne novel was rejected by 21 publishers before being accepted by Henry Holt & Co. in 1939. The Shayne series went on to be highly successful, reprinted in many editions and translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Japanese and Hebrew. A radio series based on the Shayne character was heard during the 1940s. Twelve motion pictures were made, seven of them featuring Lloyd Nolan as Shayne. Five of the Nolan films, which were produced by 20th Century Fox, have been released on DVD: Michael Shayne, Private Detective; Sleepers West; Dressed to Kill; Blue, White and Perfect; and The Man Who Wouldn't Die. After the Fox series ended, five more Shayne films were made by PRC which featured Hugh Beaumont as the detective. There was also a TV series in 1960, starring Richard Denning. The 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is based partly on Halliday's novel Bodies Are Where You Find Them. Dresser was a founding member of the Mystery Writers of America, and in 1954 he and McCloy were given Edgar Awards for their critical writings on the genre. He lived in Santa Barbara, California, until his death at the age of 72. , Renown Publications, 1984, Newton Abbot UK: David & Charles. Very Good/Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 0715385119 Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Photographs on plates. 175 pages clean and tight. The conversion of a luxury liner, meticulously designed for the ease and comfort of its leisured passengers, into a workaday troopship repeatedly braving the dangers of war-torn oceans, is a transformation which unfailingly captures the imagination. This has never been more true than in the case of those symbols of refined pleasure combined with technical excellence, the Cunard Queens. When World War II broke out, the Queen Mary was already the record holder for the fastest round-trip across the Atlantic, while the Queen Elizabeth was still being fitted out; they were regarded as the ultimate in size, speed and luxury. The two ships at first carried troops worldwide and then, after the entry of the US into the war, concentrated on the transatlantic run. The `grey ghosts', as they became known, operated safely without escort - they were capable of outrunning a torpedo - and travelled at dazzling speed through the submarine zones, following a top-secret zigzag course to frustrate the underwater wolf packs. Each ship teemed with life on the eastbound run - up to 15,000 GIs per voyage - and between them they carried 300,000 of the 800,000 American troops brought to the UK across the Atlantic. When the Queen Elizabeth 2 was dramatically called on, in the Falklands War of 1982, to follow in the magnificent footsteps of her predecessors, she performed with the same honour and inspired the same affection in those she carried. The authors' account of the distinguished war roles of the three ships contains much original research, including interviews with troops carried and the crews of the ships. The pictures are fascinating, making the book a valuable record as well as an inspiring story sure to stir the emotions of those who read it. Jacket pictures: (top) The Queen Mary off New York in June 1945, bringing home from Europe more than 14,000 American troops (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (centre) awaiting her call to duty, the idle Elizabeth under police guard at New York's Pier 90 in October 1940 (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (bottom) the QE2 leaving Southampton in May 1982, bound for the Falklands with 3,000 troops aboard (Southern Newspapers PLC, Southampton) ., David & Charles, 1985

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Conran. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside., Conran, Conran. Used - Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear., Conran, Newton Abbot UK: David & Charles. Very Good/Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 0715385119 Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Photographs on plates. 175 pages clean and tight. The conversion of a luxury liner, meticulously designed for the ease and comfort of its leisured passengers, into a workaday troopship repeatedly braving the dangers of war-torn oceans, is a transformation which unfailingly captures the imagination. This has never been more true than in the case of those symbols of refined pleasure combined with technical excellence, the Cunard Queens. When World War II broke out, the Queen Mary was already the record holder for the fastest round-trip across the Atlantic, while the Queen Elizabeth was still being fitted out; they were regarded as the ultimate in size, speed and luxury. The two ships at first carried troops worldwide and then, after the entry of the US into the war, concentrated on the transatlantic run. The `grey ghosts', as they became known, operated safely without escort - they were capable of outrunning a torpedo - and travelled at dazzling speed through the submarine zones, following a top-secret zigzag course to frustrate the underwater wolf packs. Each ship teemed with life on the eastbound run - up to 15,000 GIs per voyage - and between them they carried 300,000 of the 800,000 American troops brought to the UK across the Atlantic. When the Queen Elizabeth 2 was dramatically called on, in the Falklands War of 1982, to follow in the magnificent footsteps of her predecessors, she performed with the same honour and inspired the same affection in those she carried. The authors' account of the distinguished war roles of the three ships contains much original research, including interviews with troops carried and the crews of the ships. The pictures are fascinating, making the book a valuable record as well as an inspiring story sure to stir the emotions of those who read it. Jacket pictures: (top) The Queen Mary off New York in June 1945, bringing home from Europe more than 14,000 American troops (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (centre) awaiting her call to duty, the idle Elizabeth under police guard at New York's Pier 90 in October 1940 (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (bottom) the QE2 leaving Southampton in May 1982, bound for the Falklands with 3,000 troops aboard (Southern Newspapers PLC, Southampton) ., David & Charles, 1985

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Newton Abbot UK: David & Charles. Very Good/Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo 0715385119 Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Photographs on plates. 175 pages clean and tight. The conversion of a luxury liner, meticulously designed for the ease and comfort of its leisured passengers, into a workaday troopship repeatedly braving the dangers of war-torn oceans, is a transformation which unfailingly captures the imagination. This has never been more true than in the case of those symbols of refined pleasure combined with technical excellence, the Cunard Queens. When World War II broke out, the Queen Mary was already the record holder for the fastest round-trip across the Atlantic, while the Queen Elizabeth was still being fitted out; they were regarded as the ultimate in size, speed and luxury. The two ships at first carried troops worldwide and then, after the entry of the US into the war, concentrated on the transatlantic run. The `grey ghosts', as they became known, operated safely without escort - they were capable of outrunning a torpedo - and travelled at dazzling speed through the submarine zones, following a top-secret zigzag course to frustrate the underwater wolf packs. Each ship teemed with life on the eastbound run - up to 15,000 GIs per voyage - and between them they carried 300,000 of the 800,000 American troops brought to the UK across the Atlantic. When the Queen Elizabeth 2 was dramatically called on, in the Falklands War of 1982, to follow in the magnificent footsteps of her predecessors, she performed with the same honour and inspired the same affection in those she carried. The authors' account of the distinguished war roles of the three ships contains much original research, including interviews with troops carried and the crews of the ships. The pictures are fascinating, making the book a valuable record as well as an inspiring story sure to stir the emotions of those who read it. Jacket pictures: (top) The Queen Mary off New York in June 1945, bringing home from Europe more than 14,000 American troops (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (centre) awaiting her call to duty, the idle Elizabeth under police guard at New York's Pier 90 in October 1940 (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (bottom) the QE2 leaving Southampton in May 1982, bound for the Falklands with 3,000 troops aboard (Southern Newspapers PLC, Southampton) ., David & Charles, 1985

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[EAN: 9780715385111], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: David & Charles, Newton Abbot UK], Jacket, Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. Photographs on plates. 175 pages clean and tight. The conversion of a luxury liner, meticulously designed for the ease and comfort of its leisured passengers, into a workaday troopship repeatedly braving the dangers of war-torn oceans, is a transformation which unfailingly captures the imagination. This has never been more true than in the case of those symbols of refined pleasure combined with technical excellence, the Cunard Queens. When World War II broke out, the Queen Mary was already the record holder for the fastest round-trip across the Atlantic, while the Queen Elizabeth was still being fitted out; they were regarded as the ultimate in size, speed and luxury. The two ships at first carried troops worldwide and then, after the entry of the US into the war, concentrated on the transatlantic run. The `grey ghosts', as they became known, operated safely without escort - they were capable of outrunning a torpedo - and travelled at dazzling speed through the submarine zones, following a top-secret zigzag course to frustrate the underwater wolf packs. Each ship teemed with life on the eastbound run - up to 15,000 GIs per voyage - and between them they carried 300,000 of the 800,000 American troops brought to the UK across the Atlantic. When the Queen Elizabeth 2 was dramatically called on, in the Falklands War of 1982, to follow in the magnificent footsteps of her predecessors, she performed with the same honour and inspired the same affection in those she carried. The authors' account of the distinguished war roles of the three ships contains much original research, including interviews with troops carried and the crews of the ships. The pictures are fascinating, making the book a valuable record as well as an inspiring story sure to stir the emotions of those who read it. Jacket pictures: (top) The Queen Mary off New York in June 1945, bringing home from Europe more than 14,000 American troops (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (centre) awaiting her call to duty, the idle Elizabeth under police guard at New York's Pier 90 in October 1940 (Frank 0. Braynard Collection); (bottom) the QE2 leaving Southampton in May 1982, bound for the Falklands with 3,000 troops aboard (Southern Newspapers PLC, Southampton) Size: 8vo

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[EAN: 9780715385111], [PU: David & Charles, Newton Abbot Devon], WAR SECOND WORLD MARITIME LINERS MILITARY USE TRANSALANTIC CUNARD QUEENS TROOP CARRIERS MARY ELIZABETH, Blue hardback cloth cover with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated Dust jacket. Book contains 175 pages with black and white photoplates in sections in the text. The author sets out the distinctive war roles of the three ships Mary, Elizabet & Elizabeth 2.,includes interviews with the troops carried and members of the crews. The pictures are fasinating, making the book a valuable record. Condition Book like new Dust jacket price corner clipped othwerwise very good.

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Transatlantic Liners at War: The Story of the Queens
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William H. Miller, David F. Hutchings

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Transatlantic Liners at War: The Story of the Queens

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9780715385111

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780715385111
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0715385119
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Publishing year: 1985
Publisher: David & Charles

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