- Hardcover: 212 pages
- Publisher: Medstroms Bokforlag (November 10, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9173291013
- ISBN-13: 978-9173291019
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Vasa: A Swedish Warship
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Each page is beautifully illustrated with color photographs and images of the artifacts, places, people, and documents....All the visual material reinforces and enhances the narrative to provide readers with a more comprehensive understanding of this warship and her importance in history.
Fred Hocker, an archaeologist and historian, has written a compelling and riveting account of this famous warship. He also spins a fabulous story that brings to life the seventeenth century and the people who built, crewed, and raised the Vasa. He dispels some of the myths that have surfaced over the years as to why she sank, and he explains how guns were cast and battles were fought in this period of history. Hocker understands his principal audience, for his explanations on various aspects of ships and shipbuilding are crisp, clear, and succinct so the general layman can quickly grasp the content. As readers absorb the wealth of material found within the pages of this book, they gain a better understanding of the importance of the Vasa and a king who understood how naval warfare would change long before those alterations occurred.' (Cindy Vallar Pirates and Privateers, 2012)
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The photos are great and the back story of the Vasa's creation is fascinating and well documented in this book. When reading the book I was surprised to see in it a photo of an ornate pipe organ surround that I had taken a photo of in a church in Stockholm just before visiting the Vasa museum. In the book it explained how the beautiful carving on the organ and on the sterncastle of the Vasa were done by the same German artisan.
The book also gave me insight into that time period when Sweden was a major world power and that their king had Vasa built to impress and intimidate potential rival countries.
Having spent much of my career as a graphic designer, I greatly admire the quality of the printing, photos and layout of this marvelous book.
I highly reccomend this to anyone who has been to the Vasa Museum or to those who have been fascinated by the lore of great sailing ships of a bygone age.