(Annapolis; 2012): Naval Institute Press. First American Edition. Quarto. Item #021308
352pp., The author is one of America's best known naval analysts and historians, and has written over thirty books. The British cruisers were expected to protect British trade in wartime and to run enemy commerce off the sea. Illustrated by photograph and with ship plans by A.D. Baker III. Each ship is described in detail. Bound in bue cloth, spine lettering gilt, one bumped corner, near fine in fine pictorial dust jacket.