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Raymond A. Bawal, Jr. was born in 1968 at Nuremburg, West Germany and as a young child he traveled the world because his Father was in the Army. In 1978 his family settled in Saint Clair County, Michigan when his father left the Army. Because of his experiences abroad as a young boy he became fascinated by the history around him and so he decided to take his love to the next level and write his first book, Ships of the St. Clair River, in 2008. In 2009 he completed his second book, Twilight of the Great Lakes Steamers, the sister publication to Ships of the St. Clair River. This is his first book concerning naval warfare. Mr. Bawal, Jr. currently lives in Macomb County Michigan.
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  • Perfect Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Inland Expressions; First edition (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981815731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981815732
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,909,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Benjamin W. Hartley on May 27, 2011
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Titans of the Rising Sun; The Rise and Fall of Japan's Yamato Class Battleships. Bawal, Raymond A., Jr. Clinton Township: Inland Expressions, 2010. [ISBN 13 978-0-9818157-3-2]

(Note: this review edited by Benjamin W. Hartley on June 13, 2011.)

If one needs a quick overview of the subject, this one might do. The print job is first-class, and the binding is very good for a paperback. The layout is good, the selected type face easily readable and the inclusion of both a bibliography and an index is exemplary. One item, however, makes me wince: here's the full quotation, from the back of the title page:.

"DISCLAIMER. The photographs and information contained within have been researched thoroughly but while the author and publisher of this book have made every effort to provide accurate information they are by no means responsible for any errors or omissions in the publication."

Whatever became of the old-fashioned notion that authors are wholly responsible for errors in their manuscripts?

Now to one of my pet peeves: this book was neither properly copy-edited nor proof-read before publication. Here are some egregious errors.

Text, many places: "whom" is incorrectly used in place of "who."

Text, page 11: "deep seeded resentment" should be "deep seated resentment"

Text, page 12: "When the 'Dreadnaught' was completed in 1906..."; caption, page 13: "When the 'HMS Dreadnaught' was completed in 1909..." Which is correct?

Text, page 16: "...while the 'Satsuma' had reciprocating power plants the was powered by steam turbines." [sic] The other ship's name is omitted; from context, this most probably should read "...the 'Aki' was powered by steam turbines...
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Bawal painstakingly traces the technical development and strategic thinking behind the super-battleship Yamato and her sister ship, Musashi, in the context of the entire Japanese Navy. Their roots go back to the rout of Imperial Russia's Pacific Squadron at Tsushima in 1905 and the Japanese naval command's belief that the battleship would be the core naval weapon of the 20th century. As Bawal writes, "these symbols of military might were the nuclear weapons of their day, providing security through a deterrent to aggression." Bawal discusses the Yamato and her sisters in a detached manner, without nostalgia, and the text could have featured a few more anecdotes about the thousands of men who served on these ships. The story is still compelling, however, and students of the Pacific War will better understand the important detail of the Yamato's history after reading this book.
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This book was a large disappointment. The previous reviews highly over rated the content compared to other titles out about the Yamato and Musashi.
The text is at best a an over view of the history of these ships, breaking no new ground. The illustrations and pictures very amazingly sparse.
Definitely not worth the money nor a lead book on these vessels.
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