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"The White Ships" is the first comprehensive history of the classic white liners - the Malolo, Mariposa, Monterey, Lurline, and Matsonia - operated by Matson Navigation Company between California, Hawaii, the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia from 1927 to 1978. This deluxe volume features hundreds of color and black-and-white photos and reproductions of Matson memorabilia. The accompanying text is a chronology of the ships, their ports of call, and the people who sailed on them.
"As the sleek ship sails further from San Francisco, the stock market begins to falter. Amidst frantic celebrations, sexy flappers and good times that are expected to last forever, the warnings are ignored. While more than three hundred millionaires sail from San Francisco on a luxurious two-month cruise, they are unaware that their comfortable lives are about to change. The Roaring Twenties forms the backdrop and the newest luxury liner, the SS Malolo, provides the stage in an elegant mystery where every reader knows the conclusion. Some thirty days later -- on October 29, 1929 -- it will be over in the biggest market crash in history. But it is the story that is unique. “The Millionaires Cruise” is a page-turner, filled with unscrupulous bankers, arrogant financiers, and spoiled young heirs who prefer dancing and drugs to reality. It’s a world where greed and privilege are locked in conflict with ethics and integrity -- the fundamental battle between capitalism and democracy."