P&O Across the Oceans, Across the Years


By Ruth Artmonsky, Susie Cox

In the days when the only way to travel, trade and communicate was by sea, one name stood out from all others-P&O. Founded in 1837, when steam engines were still in their infancy, the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to become the largest shipping company in the world. Drawing on personal recollections in the archives of the P&O Heritage Collection, Ruth Artmonsky looks back at the influence of the Company during the age of the Empire and a bygone time of the ocean liner. This is an engaging and beautifully illustrated homage to one of the most illustrious names in British mercantile history.

DETAILS
SKU #3626
264 pages
Published in 2012 by P&OSN Co./Antique Collector's Club