The Battleship Book

by Robert M. Farley
256 pages | 7″ x 10 ” | $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4794-0556-5
EBOOK ISBN: 978-1-4794-0557-2



By the author of Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

“Farley deploys an incisive and brutally direct style” —Warships: International Fleet Review

From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships.