World's Greatest Battleships
2013. A near fine copy only marked by bumping to the heel of the spine and the very neat removal of the copyright page. The d/w is very good with light bumping to the spine ends and a short repaired tear to the head of the spine.
From the English Henry Grace Dieu in 1514 to the 1950s' Vanguard battle cruiser, World's Greatest Battleships celebrates 50 of the most remarkable battleships and battle cruisers across 500 years of history. Spanning numerous conflicts, including the Seven Year's War, the Napoleonic Wars, World War I, World War II, The Cold War and First Gulf War, classics such as Victory, Dreadnought, Bismarck and Yamato are included. Each featured ship is presented with an annotated full color profile artwork, expert background text on its development and service history and full technical specifications. Splendidly illustrated and authoritatively written, The World's Greatest Battleships is an essential companion for anyone interested in naval history.
David Ross is a professional historian who specialising in transportation topics. He has also written the Visual Encyclopedia of Ships, British Steam Railways and A History of the UK's Highland Railway.