British Shipbuilding and the State since 1918
A Political Economy of Decline
Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy
Hugh Murphy is Senior Caird Research Fellow at the National Maritime Museum and a Researcher at the Centre for Business History in Scotland at the University of Glasgow.
Lewis Johnman is Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Westminster and Secretary of the British Commission for Maritime History; his others books include The Suez Crisis (with Anthony Gorst) (Routledge, 1997) and Down the River: Voices from Clydeside Shipbuilding (Argyll, 2001).
List of Tables List of Plates Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction 1 Sea Change: The Impact of the Great War and Boom to Bust in the 1920s 2 The Weight of History: The 1930s, 33 3 The Challenge of War 4 The Missed Opportunity 5 Things Begin to Slide 6 Death by Inquiry: Geddes and Jockeying for Position 7 Things Fall Apart 8 Privatised Unto Death Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
This is a book for those who are saddened by the demise of our Shipbuilding Industry... I guarantee you will be ... enlightened.
David Bailey South West Maritime History Society
A fascinating analysis of the decline of the industry ... The book is packed with facts and figures, and the authors are to be congratulated on their work, which is a must read for anyone who has been associated with this once great industry.
Shipping - Today and Yesterday
Size: 232 x 156 mm
Publication: June 2, 2002
Series: Exeter Maritime Studies