Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth
Foyalty 58

Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth (Paperback)

£18.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

On 9 January 1972, the mighty Queen Elizabeth, then the largest liner in the world, caught fire in Hong Kong harbour. Watched by millions around the world, she burned live on television, including on Britain's children's programme Blue Peter. Since her retirement in 1968, she had been a tourist attraction in Florida, before her owners went bankrupt and she was sold to become the floating Seawise University. Days before an extensive refit was due to be completed, fires broke out simultaneously in different parts of the ship and she was consumed by the flames. Her Florida owners had had connections with the Mafia and the notorious union leader Jimmy Hoffa; her new owner was a Chinese tycoon with strong links to Nationalist Taiwan, while the workers aboard her had Communist leanings. She had lurched from disaster to disaster, and her final days were marred by political intrigue, arson and even use in a James Bond film.

Brian Izzard was a Fleet Street journalist, feature writer and news sub-editor for many years, working latterly on the Daily Express and the Sunday Express. He has written a new history of the Queen Elizabeth, focusing on her final years as a tourist attraction and her ill-fated conversion as a reborn luxury liner and a university at sea. Telling the connection between the Mafia, US and Chinese governments as well as the story of the world's largest liner, he brings us a new theory about the destruction of the Queen Elizabeth.

More books by Brian Izzard

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Age of Aryamehr: Late Pahlavi ...
(Hardback)
Roham Alvandi
 
 
£30.00
 
Art, History, and Postwar Fiction
(Hardback)
Kevin Brazil
 
 
£55.00
 
Heroes and Toilers: Work as Life in...
(Hardback)
Cheehyung Harrison Kim
 
 
£50.00
 
Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of...
(Hardback)
Kenneth Rose; Richard Thorpe
 
 
£30.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close