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U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History

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This fully illustrated series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principle U.S. combatant types, as well as plans, profiles, and numerous detailed photographs.
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published 1984 by US Naval Institute Press
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Dr. George H. Elder
Jun 30, 2012 Dr. George H. Elder rated it it was amazing
The author is actually Friedman, but this is Goodbooks and one expects all manner of such things here. This is a gem of a book, and gets right into the reasons whay certain design choices were made. That being said, I still find myself asking questions about the shifts in GM as the cruisers AA suites were increased, structural issues related to welding, and a number of other design concerns. But for the basic why this or that was done, this is a great book to have. I have all Friedman's book, an ...more
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