Adventures on the Queen Mary Review - Stunning, Beautiful, A Must Have

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Adventures on the Queen Mary, by Dave Wooders with James Radford, a book for those who have dreamed of traveling the high seas, in all the style of a bygone era and the opulence of the Queens luxury.

Adventures on the Queen Mary . . . Tales of a Teenage Crew Member, brings to pages the memories of Dave Wooders hired as a bellboy just as the ocean liner was returning to a passenger ship after enlisted service ferrying Allied troops to and from Europe for the duration of the war.

The soft cover coffee table book tells more than the tales remembered from youth decades ago, the 274 pages are full of facts and historical references as well as actual full color reproductions of the ships posters, advertising and marketing .

A traveler’s dream, Adventures on the Queens Mary . . .Tales of a Teenage Crew Member has hundreds of Wooder’s first hand reminiscences and hundred of carefully selected, never before seen archival images. They have captured the good, the bad, the beautiful scary and romantic. A must have for nautical lovers, Adventures is for the adventurous even if you prefer your feet on solid ground.

The RMS Queen Mary, now permanently docked at Long Beach, California, was once the Concord of ocean liners. Sailing twice weekly, the Cunard steam ship offered express service from Southampton, England to New York City.

Adventures on the Queen Mary is first a picture book, detailing life aboard ship, for the crew and the passengers which was quite different. With abundant photographs of first class amenities, in colorful 1950’s style eye popping detail, the book offers an insider’s behind the scenes vantage point.

After the book details the lifestyle of the rich and famous who traveled aboard, from Movie Stars with pictures, Olympic Athletes and business and industry leaders.

Myths of haunted spirits who wander about even today. Adventures included details on the gay subculture aboard the Queen Mary and other ocean liners at a time when homosexuality was outlawed in England.

The twenty chapter headings include Working on the Queen Mary, Food, Relaxing and Crew Entertainment, Perks and tips, The Crew in New York City, Friends, Football, Clothes and Living on Board.

Other chapter headings include Romance, Scary Stories and More, Interesting People, Weather at Sea, Lay ups and Good Memories, Honoring the Queen Mary’s War Service, Moving On and The Queen Mary Trip of 1996.

Adventures of the Queen Mary is captivating and entertaining.

From an historical vantage point the insight into life on board the luxury ocean liner was enticing. Filled with never before seen pictures Adventures of the Queen Mary is attention grabbing and pull the reader right up the gangway onto the first class deck and suddenly you are seated at the Captains table for the adventure of a lifetime. Sit back and settle in for the trip.

Fair winds and following seas to our authors, Dave Wooders and James Radford.

Adventures of the Queen Mary can be seen at the historic Book Soup on the Sunset Strip.

To visit the Queen Mary she is permanently docked at Long Beach, California. 

Haute Tease

  • Maggie Review – Post Apocalyptic Thriller Falls Short

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Maggie, from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, brings to the screen a post apocalyptic thriller that begins strong teasing with potential moments of heightened suspense, exhilarating and terrifying encounters only to level quickly into lukewarm family drama.

     
  • Jiaflix Partners with China Movie Channel Web Affiliate M1905; Will Stream PARAMOUNT Library

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jiaflix Enterprises principals Sid Ganis, Marc Ganis and Kenneth Huang, and M1905, the official internet subsidiary of China Movie Channel/CCTV6 jointly announced recently an exclusive venture to stream both Chinese and international feature films throughout China.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ISIS Leader Killed; Boston Bomber Sentenced; GCC Meet; Morsi; B.B. King Passes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama has sent Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the first official state meeting since the illegal annexation of Crimea and violation of territorial sovereignty of neighboring Ukraine.

     
  • Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal; Sentencing Hearing Scheduled

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his East side residence for over a decade, has accepted a plea deal arrangement sentencing him to life in prison plus 1000 years. 

     
  • Op/Ed: A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

     
  • Seattle Mayor Resigns Amidst Sexual Assault Allegations

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Seattle Mayor Democrat Ed Murray, 62, a former Washington State Senator, has tendered his resignation effective at 5:00PM Wednesday, September 13, after a fifth person, came forward accusing the first term mayor of child sexual assault.

     
  • HL London: Coffee Specialty Franchise, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, Opens New Shop in Canary Wharf

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Named "The Best Coffee" in London, DOCASA, Inc., through its award-winning subsidiary Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, has announced the opening of its new coffee shop at the offices of a leading Fortune 500 company in Canary Wharf.   

  • Arizona Family Laid to Rest; Tenth Victim Found

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ten white coffins lined the front of St. Patrick’s church in Scottsdale, Arizona, as three generations of Raya family were laid to rest yesterday, the victims of the Payson flash flood that killed them instantly during a birthday celebration.

     
  • HL Business: Media Moves – The Desk Shuffle; Retirement, Promotions, Greener Pastures

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Media moguls are making the moves with television and cable networks and print and digital publications slicing longtime staffers and adding new, fresh talent as retirement woes, the desk shuffle, promotions, advancements, and greener pastures fill the crisp autumn air.

     
  • New York State's Archaic Rape Statutes of Limitations Ignites Jane Doe No More

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Statutes of Limitations are a criminals best friend. In recent high profile cases such as convicted rapist and actor Bill Cosby, many victims from New York State have been denied the opportunity to seek justice due to statutes.

     
  • Bentley Designs Signature Suite at New York’s Iconic St. Regis Hotel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bentley Motor and the St. Regis Hotel New York are delighted to announce the debut of a one-of-a-kind hotel suite at the iconic Manhattan landmark, the first hotel suite design collaboration for the luxury lifestyle provider.

     
  • Kristen Bell, Bobby Flay, Taye Diggs, Tom Colicchio and Naked Juice Do Some Good with Their Selfies

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Grab a Pineapple, squeeze those melons, take a selfie holding your favorite produce and post with the hash tag #DrinkGoodDoGood, and Naked Juice, the delicious fruit and vegetable drink, will donate up to 10 lbs of produce to needy communities.

 

Login Form