The book is about Liverpool docks and the dockland area its history, strategic importance in times of peace and war; the kinds of cargoes carried into the docks including slaves! The book provides a complete timeline from the very earliest days right up to the modern time a time when a new and even larger container dock is being built and the advent of the new cruise liner terminal this terminal having been at the center of a political and economic argument between Southampton, Liverpool and the EU. The book also speculates as to the future of Liverpool docks, and also, to a lesser extent, the city itself."
David Paul was born and brought up in Speke, Liverpool at the end of the Second World War. After training as a Marine Engineer, David often sailed from Liverpool docks on his many voyages to South America with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. After gaining a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering followed by a Masters degree, David spent most of his career in education. Since his recent retirement David has written 12 published books.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Early Days; 2: Prosperous Times; 3: Docks Development; 4: More Developments; 5: Wars; 6: Industrial Revolution; 7: Consolidation; 8: The War Years; 9: Looking to the Future; Port of Liverpool Dock Estate in 1951; Select Bibliography.