*A quick disclaimer is that normally I don’t like to ponder alternative/counterfactual history too much because it tends to get too outlandish. That being said,
I just learned of the unfortunate passing of naval historian James D. Hornfischer on June 2, 2021 at the age of 55. Hornfischer was known
Alan Raven is well-known for many of his line drawings of naval vessels. This book provides 13 pages of text on the design and development
I’ve done reviews on other popular history books about the ships of the Yamato-class. (see the reviews for: Battleship Musashi by Akira Yoshimura and A
By April of 1945, the Allied push across the Pacific had summarily turned the tide of the war against Imperial Japan. With her surface fleet and naval air forces virtually decimated through attrition from previous campaigns and battles, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) attempted one final, desperate push against the Allies at Okinawa with the very symbol of the navy and Japan itself, the Yamato battleship. Unfortunately, they were up against the massive Allied naval forces approaching Okinawa.
I was first introduced to this book when I received it in the mail the summer prior to my freshman year in college. Our “summer