Participating in almost every major sea battle in World War II, cruisers found themselves pressed into a myriad of roles. They escorted battle lines, guarded convoys, patrolled oceans--even acted as mini-battleships, going toe-to-toe with dreadnoughts three times their size. Their duties ranged from the tedious but necessary to the desperate and deadly, yet history has given them little attention. In the Shadow of the Battleship gives these ships their due, with essays to explain the lineage and quirks that made cruisers what they were--the cornerstone of maritime supremacy.
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About the Author
Richard Worth is a writer with credits ranging from drama for a nationally syndicated radio series to regular articles in Center Stage magazine. His nonfiction has won the Award for Excellence in Military History from the Association of the United States Army, and he is a contributor to the Naval Gazette and Warships International.
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In the Shadow of the Battleship: Considering the Cruisers of World War II based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the most basic threadbare treatise on cruisers I have seen. It is basically a spec sheet on all cruiser models leading up to WWII, with a very brief operational highlight of each class. I truly feel robbed of my money by buying this farce.