Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns That Built America’s Cruise-Ship Empires

Format
Paperback
Price
$24.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452287341
  • 384 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

In this terrifically entertaining history, Kristoffer A. Garin chronicles the cruise-ship industry, from its rise in the early sixties, to its explosion in the seventies with the hit show The Love Boat, to the current vicious consolidation wars and brazen tax dodges. Entrepreneurial genius and bare-knuckle capitalism mate with cultural kitsch as the cruise lines dodge U.S. tax, labor, and environmental laws to make unimaginable profits while bringing the world a new form of leisure.

A colorful and compelling behind-the-scenes narrative, Devils on the Deep Blue Sea is a definitive look at the industry and its robber barons who created floating empires.

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea

Kristoffer A. Garin

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