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USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942 (Duel) Paperback – Illustrated, October 20, 2009

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“This book does not disappoint in detailed descriptions and contemporary black and white photos of the various classes of these scouts for the fleet. There are also several beautifully rendered color plates of artist's depictions at various stages of the covered battles. The illustrators are the well known Howard Gerrard and Paul Wright. From this modeler's perspective, I recommend this book.” ―Ned Ricks, IPMS/USA (December 2009)

“These cruisers were what is known as 'Treaty Ships' developed at a time when it was felt that a limit on the size and number of ships would prevent an all out spiraling of weapons costs amongst those nations who were involved. It is with these ships that the US and Japan went to war. In this edition, author Mark Stille looks at the design and development of these ships on both sides... It is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and is one that I know you will find a delight as well.” ―Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness, www.modelingmadness.com (October 2009)

“A solid pick for such [military history] collections... Mark Stille's USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser: Guadalcanal 1942, telling of the US Navy's first major amphibious offensive.” ―The Bookwatch (January 2010)

“...fully illustrated with original artwork and rare photographs.” ―Wonderpedia

About the Author

Commander (retired) Mark O. Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Dunn Loring, Virginia.

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  • Item Weight : 11.1 ounces
  • Paperback : 80 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1846034664
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 20, 2009)
  • Language: : English
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good little reference book for Pacific war era cruiser warfare
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