The greatest arms race in history began in the first years of the 20th century as World Powers expanded their fleets. Germany challenged the Royal Navy's global dominance, the U.S. and Japan established themselves as major naval powers. The revolutionary "HMS Dreadnought" was succeeded by even larger and more powerful warships that clashed ...Read MoreThe greatest arms race in history began in the first years of the 20th century as World Powers expanded their fleets. Germany challenged the Royal Navy's global dominance, the U.S. and Japan established themselves as major naval powers. The revolutionary "HMS Dreadnought" was succeeded by even larger and more powerful warships that clashed spectacularly at the battle of Jutland in 1916. Plans for a new generation of 'super dreadnoughts' were delayed by international treaties, but Japanese ambitions eventually led to a new arms race with the U.S.. This naval race produced the world's largest and most heavily-armed battleships, like the "Yamoto" and "Owa." Combat experience in World War II soon revealed that submarines and aircraft posed a lethal threat to even the greatest battleship. Only the U.S. Navy had the resources to maintain a battleship force after 1945, and these mighty warships have attached enemy coasts from Vietnam and the Lebanon to the 1991 Gulf War. Acclaimed naval illustrator Tony Gibbons has painted all classes of twentieth century battleship for "Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century." Every major battleship is shown in profile, with the 25 greatest battleships illustrated across the full width of the page, with accompanying plan and bow views. Naval historian Bernard Ireland reveals the fascinating background to each class of battleship. Each entry includes comprehensive technical data. Special features investigate what happened when battleships opened fire: Why British battle cruisers were so vulnerable to German shellfire, how American radar helped "USS Washington" sink the "Kirishiman" off Guadalcanal and when was the "Bismarck" doomed to die.Read Less
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Size: 4to 11"-13" tall; First edition. Clean black cloth hardcover with only mild shelfwear to the board edges. Pages clean and crisp, binding secure. Dust jacket lightly shelfworn, short tears and slight wrinkling to laminate overlay at spine ends. Illustrated in color and black-and-white by Tony Gibbons. 192 pp. Oversize.
Gibbons, Tony. Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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Very good. The dust jacket has minor shelf wear. Pages are clean. Boards are solid, and spine is square and tight. Attractive book with some signs of use. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to-over 9æ"-12" tall. Hardcover, large quarto in non clipped dust-jacket. 192pp., Illustrated with photographs and color paintings by artist and naval illustrator Tony Gibbons who has included all classes of 20th century battleships in profile, with the 25 greatest battleships illustrated across the full width of the page. First edition, first printing. Dust-jacket protected by reinforeced mylar covers that have been pasted to inside of front and rear boards. Not an ex-libris copy, from a private collection. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy. Near fine in a near fine dust-jacket.
This book was for me a blessing in diquise in western australia I have notseen the like .Line drawings and deck plans were greatand the technical information just as good.I am very pleased with this publicationhope more I have ordered are of the quality.
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