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Maxtone-Graham, John

Overview
Works: 49 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 5,328 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator for written text, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction
Classifications: G530.T6, 910.91634
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Most widely held works about John Maxtone-Graham
 
Most widely held works by John Maxtone-Graham
Titanic survivor : the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters by Violet Jessop( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the memoirs of Violet Jessop, an ocean liner stewardess with the White Star Line who survived the sinking of the Titanic only to become a wartime nurse aboard the Britannic which also sank after hitting a mine
Titanic tragedy : a new look at the lost liner by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses rarely touched-upon components of the Titanic disaster, including the accounts of survivors, the role played by the new wireless telecommunication system, and the effect the accident had on the shipyard in Belfast
Safe return doubtful : the heroic age of polar exploration by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titanic survivor : the memoirs of Violet Jessop, stewardess by Violet Jessop( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an eyewitness account of the most written about disaster of the twentieth century, providing a glimpse of life below decks aboard one of the great ocean liners
Titanic : triumph and tragedy by John P Eaton( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight decades after the sinking of the Titanic, with the loss of more than 1,500 lives, the public's fascination with the ship, the tragedy and its mysterious aftermath remains as strong as ever. The new edition of this highly respected book offers a comprehensive chronicle of the entire saga, from the liner's design as the supposedly safest vessel afloat, through her maiden voyage carrying the social, artistic and financial elite of two continents, and her sinking in the early hours of 15 April 1912. It continues up to the discovery of the wreck in 1985, the controversy surrounding the recovering of artifacts from the vessel and an account of their conservation and preservation. John Eaton and Charles Haas, two renowned Titanic experts, have themselves dived down to the wreck. Their exclusive seabed photographs form the basis of a new and fascinating color section. Also featured in this updated and expanded edition is an additional chapter covering the 1985 discovery, the 1986 crewed exploration, the 1987 artifact recovery, the 1991 cinematic expedition, and the 1993 research and recovery expedition. Coverage of the 1992 British Ministry of Transport's reassessment of evidence dealing with the Californian, together with the most detailed passenger list yet published, further enhance the book's acclaimed comprehensiveness. The Titanic was one of the best photographed vessels of all time. Here is an astonishingly thorough pictorial record of her brief existence. Beginning with her conception, more than a thousand photographs and artists' impressions cover her construction and launching, her fitting-out and trials, preparations for her maiden passenger-carrying voyage, her departure from Southampton and arrival at Cherbourg, her voyage to Queenstown, and the drama of her final disaster after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, and the aftermath through to the present day. There are photos of her designers and builders, her passengers and crew, and of other vessels in her vicinity when she sank, including the Carpathia and the Californian. Also featured are astonishing pictures of the wreck two and a half miles beneath the sea. There are sections on the American and British inquiries and on the world's memorials to the Titanic and her people."--
Liners to the sun by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the mid-1960s, the great ocean liners were the only way to cross the Atlantic. Now, the great ships are still sailing, and booking for pleasure rather than purpose, a new generation of travelers is joining longtime enthusiasts. This book recounts the delights of yesteryear, but also takes us to the shipyards to tell how new hulls are launched and older ones stretched to accommodate single-class passengers; recounts those fortunately infrequent "dark nights" during which ships survive--or succumb to--rogue waves, floods midocean transfers, blackouts and fires. He also gives us a glimpse behind the carefully constructed screen of fantasy as owners, masters, stewards and cruise staff give candid and frequently surprising accounts of the vicissitudes and pleasures of working aboard ships
Dark brown is the river : a novel by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing & cruising : from the golden era of ocean liners to the luxury cruise ships of today by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuation of the author's history of the great translatlantic liners, beginning with The only way to cross and continued by Liners to the sun
SS United States : Red, White & Blue Ribband, Forever by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Maxtone-Graham has produced yet again a profusely illustrated tribute, this one to America's most famous and historic liner. Arguably the world's most articulate and authoritative maritime historian, John Maxtone-Graham documents SS United States, her design, construction, and seventeen years of impeccable service. He introduces us to dozens of U.S. passengers, famous and infamous, as well as captains and crew. The last great American ocean liner, SS United States could be converted to a 14,000-man troop carrier and was capable of attaining a speed of over 40 knots (although in her luxury Atlantic crossings the ship was much slower). Sadly, jet travel put an end to ocean crossings, and the all-aluminum ship rests in Philadelphia while groups of fans continue to try to repurpose it"--Provided by publisher
Passage east by Ian Marshall( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titanic survivor : [the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters] by Violet Jessop( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the memoirs of Violet Jessop, an ocean liner stewardess with the White Star Line who survived the sinking of the Titanic only to become a wartime nurse aboard the Britannic which also sank after hitting a mine
Cruise savvy : an invaluable primer for first-time passengers by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information on cruises for anyone who has never been on a cruise
Normandie : France's legendary art deco ocean liner by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normandie was unquestionably the most beautiful ocean liner ever built. The world's largest at the time, she also became the world's fastest. Her art deco interiors were unrivalled: capacious, elegant and chic, decorated by teams of France's most talented artists. Yet Normandie was plagued with frustrations-never attracting more passengers than the competition and tragically ending her days in flames at New York's Pier 88. Celebrated maritime historian John Maxtone-Graham confesses to a hypnotic fascination with Normandie. In this comprehensive volume, he documents every aspect of the vessel's decorative antecedents, design, construction and service. Always articulate, entertaining and devastatingly well informed, Maxtone-Graham has created the definitive Normandie panegyric, a comprehensive and at times, heartbreaking account of this fabled liner
Cunard : 150 glorious years by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Atlantic run: "The only way to cross." by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France/Norway : France's last liner / Norway's first mega cruise ship by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dean of ocean-liner historians brings to life one of the last transatlantic liners: the legendary France, later renamed Norway. As a dedicated passenger during both the vessel's lives, John Maxtone-Graham is in a perfect position to give us this rich, profusely illustrated history of France/Norway. The French Line's dazzling ocean liner S.S. France was alone in her class until the arrival of the QE2 in 1967. She was fast, chic, lavishly manned, and offered sumptuous catering. For a dozen years she was a star on the North Atlantic. However, in the summer of 1974, with jet airliners dominating transatlantic travel, France was withdrawn and allowed to molder for five years. Then a miraculous reprieve: the head of Norwegian Cruise Line decided to buy France; the vessel was revamped for warm weather and rechristened Norway. One of the last North Atlantic liners became the Caribbean's first megaship. The singularity of this incredible hull that sailed in two contrasting modes demands remembrance—she was the pioneering big ship, popularizing a scale of cruising then unknown.--Publisher description
The only way to cross by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White Star triple screw Atlantic liners Olympic and Titanic( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second edition of the Ocean liners of the past -- The White Star triple screw Atlantic liners Olympic and Titanic is almost entirely a facsimile reprint reproduced by arrangement with Marine Publications International Ltd. the present publishers of "The Shipbuilder," from a Souvenir Number of that journal originally published in the Summer of 1911. This special issue was published to commemorate the building of these two mammoth liners which were intended to put the Ocean Steam Navigation company in the forefront of the prestigious trans-Atlantic passenger trade"-- Front flap
Queen Mary 2 : the greatest ocean liner of our time by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the creation, from keel laying to christening, of one of the most ambitious passenger vessels of all time, Cunard Line's new flagship, the Queen Mary 2. The story of the Queen Mary 2 is told by noted maritime historian John Maxtone-Graham, whose engaging text takes us through the building of the ship and details its world-class amenities
Tribute to a queen : Cunard commemorative issue the Re-dedication of Queen Elizabeth 2 by John Maxtone-Graham( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Titanic survivor : the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters
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Titanic tragedy : a new look at the lost linerSafe return doubtful : the heroic age of polar explorationTitanic survivor : the memoirs of Violet Jessop, stewardessTitanic : triumph and tragedyLiners to the sunPassage eastTitanic survivor : [the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Britannic disasters]Cruise savvy : an invaluable primer for first-time passengers
Alternative Names
Graham, John Maxtone-

John Maxtone-Graham American historian, writer

John Maxtone-Graham Amerikaans historicus (1929-2015)

John Maxtone-Graham historiador estadounidense

John Maxtone-Graham historiador estauxunidense (1929–2015)

Джон Грэм

جون غراهام مؤرخ من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

約翰·馬克斯東內-格雷厄姆

Languages
English (124)

German (4)