White Empresses and Other Canadian Pacific Liners of the 1920s & 30s

Author(s): William H. Miller 

ISBN: 9781781556801
£13.99 £19.99
The great Canadian Pacific liners, including the beloved Empress liners, sail again in this evocative illustrated book.
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  • A beautiful yet forgotten tale of a bygone era

  • Superbly illustrated with many unpublished photographs

  • Written by Maritime’s biggest star – William H. Miller

2016 is the eightieth anniversary of the Queen Mary’s maiden voyage. Constructed in the 1930s, she sailed until 1967 and lives on as a museum and hotel in California. One of the most famous ocean liners of all time, the Queen Mary was also heroic, serving valiantly in wartime, and crossed the Atlantic more than 1,000 times.

She was an ocean-going treasure and idolised by passengers, crew and Hollywood stars. She possessed an undefinable chemistry: ‘Something in the woodwork that embraced everyone,’ one staff member remarked. She was also part of Cunard, perhaps the most famous shipping line on the Atlantic.

Along with the history of the Queen Mary, Maritime Royalty: The Queen Mary and the Cunard Queens will look at her companion, the Queen Elizabeth, as well as the subsequent Queens – the QE2 and the current day Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

Beautifully illustrated with colour and mono photographs, this is a fitting tribute to the Queen Mary as well as the great Queens and Cunard.

BOOK ISBN 9781781556801
FORMAT 224 x 248 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 112 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 75 black-and-white and 75 colour photographs



Known as ‘Mr Ocean Liner,’ William H. Miller has written over 80 books about passenger ships. He has covered the liners large and small, in war and peace, and as collectibles and in post card form. Miller has also penned over 1000 articles about ships and sea travel. He has been a popular guest lecturer aboard such liners as the QE2, Queen Mary 2, Rotterdam & Crystal Serenity for over 30 years. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across from the great liner piers of New York City, Miller has appeared in numerous TV documentaries, and news programs and himself has been the subject of a 60-min documentary called ‘Mr Ocean Liner’. Miller has been the recipient of numerous maritime awards.