A Biography of Samuel Cunard
By John Langley
This is the story of a man born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who became one of the most powerful forces in shipping and international trade in the nineteenth century. His interests were varied and his business acumen and vision extended beyond Eastern Canada. Cunard’s innovative steamship, Britannia was the first, reliable, timely link between Europe and America and the transatlantic transportation of passengers, mail and goods was revolutionized. The continued success of the Cunard Line is a testament to Samuel Cunard’s brilliance as both a mariner and a businessman. This is the first full-length biography of one of the most fascinating figures in early passenger liner history and an important and engaging record of the man and his times. Hardcover. 224 pages 20 illustrations in black and white, size 5.75 X 8.75.