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Title:
Voices of earth and sky; the vision life of the native Americans and their culture heroes.
Author:
Brown, Vinson, 1912-1991.
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Publication Information:
[Harrisburg, Pa.] : Stackpole Books [1974]
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811718554
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Book

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Butler's title may strike some as ambiguous, but those who recognize Butler as a historian of Titanic and Lusitania will rightly intuit that this is a study of the World War II careers of the classic British North Atlantic liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. The former had been in service several years when the war broke out; the latter was rushed to completion and sneaked across the Atlantic to join her sister in 1940. Converted into transports, they hauled troops and POWs between Australia and the Middle East. Transferred to the North Atlantic and American control in 1942, they were expanded to haul 15,000 men each and were indispensable to the buildup for D-Day. Neither was ever successfully attacked, but Queen Mary sank one of her escorts by collision. After the war, both returned to long careers as luxury liners. Some ship lovers will quibble with Butler's opinions of other liners, such as Normandie and Aquitania, but they, too, will enjoy this one-volume version of a previously scattered story. --Roland Green