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Re: US Submarines Since 1945 Revised Edition - Some Thoughts
Again, many thanks. I still have the 1990's original and it sounds like there would be no reason to rush to get the "updated" version. The photos I mentioned have been called out as printed wrong for years in numerous sources. I suspect that all they wanted to do was a "tack on" a few items to the original book while not touching any of the prior content; no corrections and updating of the original material. Too bad as new information has come out on topics such as Special Project subs, Cold War operations.etc. Really too bad; at that price a purchaser deserves better.
Looks like all four photos you mentioned are still flipped in the new edition. The flipped photo of Seadragon is so obvious I'm amazed it made it into the original edition. Some of the fairwater shots with individually labeled masts and antennae are so washed out they're basically useless.
The book's still a must-have for anyone seriously interested in post-war US submarines, but man, I can see why Norman Friedman is mostly writing for Seaforth these days. It looks like NIP pushed out this book to appease people who didn't want to pay $150 for a second-hand copy of the original.
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