Devils on the Deep Blue Sea The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns That Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires, by Garin, Kristoffer A.
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- ISBN: 9780452287341 | 0452287340
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/27/2006
The twelve billion dollar cruise-ship industry caters to 10 million Americans annually on six- hundred million dollar floating cities.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 Seais a definitive look at the industry and its robber barons who created floating empires.