The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words is especially true when it comes to catching the eye of a potential book (and magazine, for that matter) buyer. And nowhere is accuracy more important than in history books, military history books in particular. Mistakes seem more serious when history is involved. In this issue, we feature the work of Bob Larkin, an artist dedicated to getting it right. His art, if not his name, will be familiar to many readers of military historical literature. He has illustrated the paperback book covers of some of the greatest naval historians, including the namesake of our editorial headquarters, the late Captain Edward L. "Ned" Beach. Our hunch is, his art gracing the cover of this issue will attract some attention, too.