Naval historians and enthusiasts alike will find U.S. Battleships to be the most comprehensive reference available on the entire development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, up to the recommissioned Iowas. Like the other books in Norman Friedman's design-history series, U.S. Battleships is based largely on formerly classified internal U.S. Navy records.
Friedman, a leading authority of U.S. warships, explains the political and technical rationales for building battleships and recounts the evolution of each design. Alan Raven and A.D. Baker III have created detailed scale outboard and plan views of each battleship class and of major modifications to many classes. Numerous photographs complement the text.
|Publisher:||Naval Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues. He is a longtime columnist for Proceedings magazine and lives in New York City.
Alan Raven is a British-born naval historian, illustrator, and professional ship-model builder whose work frequently appears in modelling magazines.He was formerly editor of Combat Fleets.
A.D. Baker III is a highly regarded naval authority known for his work as an illustrator and writer. His line drawings appear in several books, including others in this series. He is the editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World and a contributing editor to the journals Warship International and Proceedings.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the best technical book on US battleship development. It goes well with the ones on carriers, cruisers and destroyers. If you're interested in the process of how the US ended up with the best ships in WW II, you want these books.