No Place For A Boy: A Life at Harland & Wolff
Tom McCluskie followed his father and was apprenticed into Harland & Wolff's shipyard on Queen's Island, Belfast. Harland and Wolff was a hard working environment, and also dangerous but Tom accepted this as the price to pay for working at such a famous shipyard, the one that had built the Titanic and also the Canberra. Slowly working his way up through determination and hard work, Tom became passionate about the history of the yard and, at a time when no-one in H & W cared, he managed to secure the company's archive and was responsible for having it deposited at
Tom traces the history of one of the most famous of all shipbuilding companies, from the arrival of Edward Harland in Belfast in 1854 through the building of the Titanic to the company in its present-day form. In doing so he transports us back to the glamorous 'golden age' of shipping and gives an intriguing new perspective on British industry. A regular speaker at Titanic conventions worldwide, Tom has written numerous books on the Titanic and her two sister ships.
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