Tirpitz: The Floating Fortress (1977)

Tirpitz: The Floating Fortress (1977)I’ve just finished reading that amazing book which I managed to buy for a laughable price from AmazonA book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no underlining or highlighting of text and no writing in the margins. 

The book has two parts:

First one is a nice comparison between battleships in the period right before the war and how they improved and compete. There are tonnes of statistics and comparisons between the battleships of different nations and how their armor and armament constantly improved. It includes five maps and a large foldout set of line drawings by Alan Raven, co-author of British Battleships of World War Two.

The second one (almost half of the book) contains over 200 photographs (some of which have never been published before) from the period of the construction of the battleship Tirpitz until its loss on 12 November 1944 when British Lancaster bombers equipped with 12,000-pound (5,400 kg) “Tallboy” bombs scored two direct hits and a near miss. That caused the ship to capsize rapidly.

NumberOfPages: 160 Binding: Hardcover
Height: 100 EAN: 9780853683414
Length: 900 ISBN: 0853683417
Weight: 174 Label: Arms & Armour Press
Width: 600 Language: English
PublicationDate: 1977-11-18 Manufacturer: Arms & Armour Press
Publisher: Arms & Armour Press
MPN: SKU-4022046

About the author: David Brown practices law in the Monterey, California area, where he has represented both landlords and tenants in hundreds of court cases — most of which he felt could have been avoided if both sides were more fully informed about landlord/tenant law. Brown, a graduate of Stanford University (chemistry) and the University of Santa Clara Law School, also teaches law at the Monterey College of Law and is the author of Fight Your Ticket (CA version), Beat Your Ticket (the national version), The Landlord’s Law Book, Vol. 1: Rights and Responsibilities; The Landlord’s Law Book, Vol. 2: Evictions and co-author of How to Change Your Name in California and The Guardianship Book for California.

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