Another list from our speaker on books about Liverpool's maritime heritage. Do scroll down to look at lists 1 - 3.
This time, more on specific shipping lines
Hyde, F E (1957) Blue Funnel: A history of Alfred Holt and Co of Liverpool.
Falkus, Malcolm (1990) Blue Funnel Legend: A History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company
Davies, Peter ( two editions, 1973 and 2000) The Trade Makers: Elder Dempster in West Africa
Davies, Peter (1978) Sir Alfred Jones: Shipping Entrepreneur par excellence.
All four books are in the Liverpool library catalogue which you can check at this link