Skip to content

Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World’s Most Important Warship

22 February 2016

Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World’s Most Important Warship, Michael E. Haskew, 2016, ISBN 9780760348147, 240 pp. with 168 b/w + 67 color images

Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World's Most Important Warship by Michael E. Haskew

Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World’s Most Important Warship by Michael E. Haskew

Michael Haskew writes in a lively manner about the history of the paradigm setting warships, born in the 20th Century, in Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World’s Most Important Warships. His writing style delivers overview as well as interesting detail which is as effortless to read as it is informative.

The majority of information as well as images are with respect to U.S. Navy ships but he addresses aircraft carriers of other navies quite well. Insets address special detail and act as enjoyable unexpected surprises (for example, explaining the meanings of jersey colors on USN carriers as well as the evolution of the Air Wing). This in not a book for the naval architect nor the strategic historian. This is the book for the reader wanting a full appreciation of aircraft carrier developments, battles, modern uses and their aircraft. The first aircraft carriers through the modern day Gerald R. Ford and Queen Elizabeth classes are all in Aircraft Carriers—with a plethora of well organized, charmingly presented material in between.

The images are historic and astounding…often majestic…of both aircraft and aircraft carriers. Haskew’s book is nearly coffee table in size and welcomed by any reader wishing to become aware of the aircraft carrier in the past, present and future. Significant developments, persons, events and aircraft are addressed and the index is wonderfully useful.

<><><><><><><><><>

Zenith Press, as is the publishing custom, provided a copy of Aircraft Carriers: the Illustrated History of the World’s Most Important Warship for an objective review.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: