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Re: New Indianapolis (CA 35) "Legends of Warfare" book
Thanks for your kind words regarding my photo selection. As far as the photo quality goes, some of the images I located were not up to my usual standard, but I felt they were interesting enough to warrant inclusion.
Those who had reserved books with me should have them all now, as I shipped those orders on 2 November.
That said, I still have some copies in stock.
Although it's not officially "out" until the 30th, I managed to get a copy of the new Indianapolis "Legends of Warfare" book from Amazon last week. Although it suffers somewhat due to the small format, and some of the pictures are murky and grainy, I'm fairly impressed by the finished product. It seems like the author and publisher went out of their way to choose unique and interesting images of the ship.
Although the overall views are nice, and some of the onboard photos show some interesting aspects of life aboard, I'm still impressed by the level of detail in many of the shots. There are numerous drydock refit images with all of the major alterations circled, along with closeups of the ship's floatplanes, mast and superstructure modifications, the 20mm clipping rooms, the T-shaped Oerlikon platform installed in 1942, and the damage caused by hull stress in 1943 and by the kamikaze attack off Okinawa in 1945. About a third of the book covers the pre-war period, with a six-page addendum on the sinking and discovery of the wreck.
If anyone wants to know what is or isn't in this book before it's "officially" out, feel free to ask.
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