Foul Berths and French Spies - Essays on the Port of Liverpool c.1800-1930, by Adrian Jarvis
Published by National Museums Liverpool in 2003, 86 pages. Paperback (N5191)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: This book contains six essays on some of the lesser-known backwaters of the history of the Port of Liverpool, from the visits of French industrial spies in the immediate aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, to the development of the oil importing trade between the two world wars. A few popular myths, such as that French POW's were employed on constructing the docks, are demolished, and a few surprising sprung!
The common thread of the essays is an attempt to find out what really happened, rather than what we are emant to believe happened.
The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and drawings