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Masters of the Italian Line
Masters of the Italian Line

Masters of the Italian Line

Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello


96 Pages, 6.5 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781445683508

Rights: US & CA

Amberley Publishing (Jun 2019)

Price: $24.95


The iconic ships of the Italian Line and the people who brought them to life

The 1960s witnessed a magnificent, if misguided, swansong for the ocean liner. As the decade progressed a steady succession of elaborate new "ships of state" populated the world's sea lanes, in futile defiance of the vapor trails above them. Into this atmosphere of one-upmanship the Italian Line introduced Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello, the largest, fastest and most prestigious passenger liners in the nation's post-war merchant marine. This book explains their design origins and interior décor, relates the triumph and tragedy of their all too brief careers, and provides insight into what it was like to live, work and take passage on these vessels. 

Author Biography

Ian Sebire is a regular contributor to Shipping Today and Yesterday magazine. His paintings have been sold worldwide and displayed on board Cunard Line vessels.