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New gunnery book by Norman Friedman

 
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mccormackpj



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: New gunnery book by Norman Friedman Reply with quote

Chanced across this on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naval-Firepower-Battleship-Gunnery-Dreadnought/dp/1844157156/ref=pd_luc_0230218448606201844157156
Any one know any more? Looks like it will be too late to go on the Xmas wish list ..

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jwduquette1



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks interesting. Thanks for the heads-up. It's Norm Friedman so how can you go wrong. I went ahead and pre-ordered a copy -- from me to me for a belated Christmas Present :D
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm told it is good. I have Friedman's books on US ships of various types, and find their organization impenetrable -- I often cannot figure out which ship design he is talking about. This is a defect I find missing in similarly envisaged works by DK Brown.

I hope this one is more clearly presented, as Friedman is clearly expert in the topics he addresses.

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Harley



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if you got your copy yet JW? Most people are only just starting to get theirs...

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Jim Broshot



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this one is more clearly presented, as Friedman is clearly expert in the topics he addresses.



I have received my copy and unfortunately he doesn't. In fact his prose in this one is even more obscure than his other books. He tends to jump around a bit (the HOOD-BISMARCK engagement is brought up in several different chapters).

Still, the book is worth it for the photographs and illustrations (even if the captions can become a bit incomprehensible at times).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll confess to having extreme difficulty following his books on the design of American destroyers, cruisers, and battleships. I read paragraph after paragraph with no idea which design or ship he is currently talking about!

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