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Us Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-War Classes


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Introduction/ US naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser/ US heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties/ Armament/ Radar/ The Heavy Cruiser Classes/ Analysis and Conclusion

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A detailed, illustrated look at the pre-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II.

About the Author

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. He is also the author of several wargames.


"This is an excellent book presenting American pre-war heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject. The graphic support -- photographs, artwork, profiles and tables -- alone are worth the price of the book. Highly recommended!" --Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights "Photos, charts, extended captions and selected bibliography supplement author Stille's admirably indexed effort. Color profiles and action paintings offer plenty of modeling inspiration. And a helpful 'analysis and conclusion' neatly ties things up. It's a superb summary of a spellbinding subject." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

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