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Cruisers and Battle Cruisers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

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Cruisers and Battle Cruisers explores the pivotal importance of cruiser-class ships to naval warfare and, in a wider scope, world politics. In vivid but accessible detail, it describes the milestones of cruiser design and deployment from mid-19th century development of steam-propelled, ironclads to the World War I introduction of battle cruisers; from the decisive naval en

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Hardcover, 283 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by ABC-CLIO (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jacqui
Apr 30, 2010 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I bought this book to provide background information for a novel I'm writing. Being historic in part, I wanted real-life experiences of Cruisers in action to share with my readers. Such stories were hard to find until I stumbled over Eric Osborne's book. Great background. Fascinating historic information on the 'workhorse of the world's Navies'. Nothing on the updates now going on with some of the oldest cruisers, and he erroneously prophesied that the US Navy would begin retiring the ...more
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