- Series: The U.S. Navy Warship Series
- Hardcover: 290 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 16, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415978718
- ISBN-13: 978-0415978712
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,075,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The New Navy, 1883-1922 (The U.S. Navy Warship Series) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Paul Silverstone is an internationally recognized naval authority known for his many books and articles on warships. He is author of US Warships of WWII and editor of the naval notes column of Warship International, the quarterly journal of the international Naval Research Organization.
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Because of the lack of narrative and discussion of vessels, equipment, armament, etc., you don't get a sense of gravity of the fleet and position in time and world.
Silverstone has always written in a "Jane's" like manner; ship lists, basic data details, table of dates and vessel disposition, and bit facts. This style is expanded a bit in this series, but still lacking narrative.
If someone has an interest in Navy ship classes and fleets, I recommend the Conway's Fighting Ships of the World series. They remain seminal works for the period 1860-1945 (updates to 1995) and cover the world. The line drawings in Conway's are not detailed, but there are plenty.
Quite frankly, I've bought these recent books (beginning with US Sailing Navy through the US Navy in WWII) because it is a collection, I can afford it, and they complement European seminal works such as Lenton's British/Empire Warships of WWII, Imperial Japanese Navy (1973), etc. that are dedicated to time period fleets of a combatant nation. Silverstone's new US Fleet in the Nuclear Age (undiscounted at $150) should be ignored - - and I wouldn't buy it if tracks this book in style & content. Instead, Conway's 1947-1995 edition should still be fine for the period up to the run-down of the "Cold War" warrior fleets in the late 1990's (both US & former Soviet).