BATTLESHIP (OLD ED)

BATTLESHIP (OLD ED)

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by Paul Padfield, Peter Padfield
     
 

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This acclaimed naval historian's book tells the complete history of the battleship - the greatest and most awe-inspiring class of ship ever built - from its origins in the 1850s to what the author regards as the end of the era, the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato on April 6, 1945.

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This acclaimed naval historian's book tells the complete history of the battleship - the greatest and most awe-inspiring class of ship ever built - from its origins in the 1850s to what the author regards as the end of the era, the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato on April 6, 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841580807
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
09/26/2001
Series:
Military History Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

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Battleship 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is essentialy a reprint of a 1972 book 'The Battleship Era' my David McKay, New York and Rupert Hart-Davis, Ltd, London and is not an original publication as implied by the listing, although it is stated to be updated. The content of 266 pages out of the 325 total is almost exclusively pre- WW2. The last Chapter 19 of only 24 pages entitled 'The End of the Basttleship' is the extent of modern battleship discusion. An appendix showing very general layout of armor on representative battleships, plus a glossary supplemented by chapter notes and bibliography round out the publication. Although written by a fairly respected author, the content is very general and should rated accordingly. Owners of the earlier version should have no compelling reason to upgrade to this one.