Introduction /The Rise of the IJN /Preparations for War with Russia /The Battleships /The Armored Cruisers /The Protected and Unprotected Cruisers /The Destroyers and Torpedo Boats /The War at Sea /Analysis and Conclusion / Bibliography /Index
A concise book on the Japanese fleet that achieved one of the most decisive and influential victories in naval history, in the Russo-Japanese War, a victory that shocked the Western world and marked the beginning of Japanese expansionist policies in Asia and the Pacific.
Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. Paul Wright has painted ships of all kinds for most of his career, specializing in steel and steam warships from the late 19th century to the present day. Paul's art has illustrated the works of Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope and C.S. Forester amongst others, and hangs in many corporate and private collections all over the world. A Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Paul lives and works in Surrey.