Sunday, August 23, 2009


Edited by John Jordan
The twenty-seventh volume of this perennially acclaimed annual maintains the well-established high standards of original research combined with interesting and unusual illustrations from the world of warship history. This edition features George Moore’s examination of British post-war destroyer construction, Keith McBride’s look at the Nelson and Agamemnon battleships, the final part of Iain McCallum’s trilogy on British shell defects, D.K. Brown’s original research on British torpedo boats, and much more. The volume is rounded out by regular features on the backwaters of warship history, a summary of recent important events, and coverage of significant books and websites from the previous year.
This book can be summed up in one word: superb. The transition to new editor John Jordan from the late Antony Preston has been without so much as a hiccup so far.
The only small criticism is three typographical errors that were noted.
This book is a must for any bookshelf of those interested in naval history and current events.
208 PAGES. 100 ILLUSTRATIONS. HARDCOVER. 8 X 10 1/4 INCHES.Naval Institute Press Retail Price : $45.00 ISBN # 1844860035

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