Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them
by Siân Evans
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Maiden Voyages is a fascinating portrait of these women as they crossed the Atlantic. The ocean liner was a microcosm of contemporary society, divided by class: from the luxury of the upper deck, playground for the rich and famous, to the cramped conditions of steerage or third-class travel. Entertaining and informative, Maiden Voyages captures the golden age of ocean liners through the stories of the women whose transatlantic journeys changed the shape of society on both sides of the globe.
I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Great book for secondary sources! Lots of well-researched information.
As someone who has written countless research papers throughout high school, college, and even during my career, I love a good secondary resource. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in trans-Atlantic ship travel, as well as exploring the means women undertook to support their families during the first half of the twentieth century. While not a light-hearted adventure story, this book is a much better read than textbooks or research papers.
The women highlighted were loveable and admirable. I enjoyed reading their adventures!
The author did an amazing job in a) choosing the women she would research and include AND b) bringing their stories to life. These women were remarkable individuals and their stories live on through this book. Reading how formidable and strong and focused these ladies were is inspirational to any reader.
The Final Verdict
My rating: 3.5 stars
Would I recommend? Yes
I recommend this book for anyone interested in this niche topic
or doing their own research.
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