Liverpool Docks: A Short History, traces the birth, growth, strategic importance of the port both in times of peace and war. The book gives a complete timeline from the very earliest days right up to the present-a time when both a new and even larger container dock is being built together with the development of the new cruise liner terminal.
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."