Sorry, but I misspoke about the photos. There are a large number of new photos in the book. There are numerous construction photos and deck scene closeups as well as a section of paintings that I had not seen. However, I'm mainly interested in overall views and it was of these I was thinking of. I think you will be very satisfied with this book.
: Thanks very much for the info! Mine is being
: delivered in a day or two. I'm a bit
: disappointed to hear there are no new images
: in it (I've been trawling the internet for
: years too) but am interested to read the
: text at least.
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: I ordered this book from Barnes & Nobles
: and put off reading it because I was
: familiar with most of the photographs in the
: book (I've been scanning the Internet for
: years collecting battleship photos). I
: started reading it a few days ago and find
: that the first 38 pages (written by the
: co-author Philippe Caresse) are a gold mine
: of new information for me. I really like
: design history books ala Norman Friedman and
: Ray Burt and Alan Raven. This book provides
: this type of information as well as the
: specifications for the ships. I highly
: recommend this book.