British Cruisers of the Victorian Era

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Binding:Hardback
Published:November 15, 2012
By Norman Friedman (Author)

“As always, Norman Friedman's work is well-researched and he has a masterly grasp of detail. The book is written in a lively and informative style and includes a wealth of detail about early cruisers, their operation and the pace of development that made some ships obsolete long before they were worn out. This volume contributes a great deal to our understanding of how warships evolved after the era of sail and is well up to the author's usual high standards. Gradually evolving from sailing frigates, the first modern cruiser is not easy to define, but this book starts with the earliest steam paddle warships, covers the evolution of screw-driven frigates, corvettes and sloops, and then the succeeding iron, composite and steel-hulled classes down to the last armoured cruisers.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardback : 400 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (November 15, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1591140684
  • ISBN-13: 9781591140689
  • Product Dimensions: 10 X 11.8 in
  • Shipping Weight: 64.16 oz
Praise
  • "This magnificent book reinforces Norman Friedman's unparalleled reputation as a peerless author of maritime topics." - Australian Naval Institute
  • “If you like warships then you will be interested in this large book; if you are interested in 19th Century and early 20th Century Cruiser this book is essential!” -Military Modelling

Norman Friedman is a consultant on global naval strategy, naval trends, and naval warfare. An internationally known military technology analyst and naval historian, he worked for a decade as an advisor to Secretaries of the Navy, and for another 10 years with a leading U.S. think tank. Dr. Friedman travels the world speaking to military and defense industry leaders, and appears frequently appears on television as a guest commentator.
Norman Friedman is a prominent naval analyst and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, from warship histories to contemporary defense issues. He is a longtime columnist for Proceedings magazine and lives in New York City.

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