This book features 72 pages with over 65 images - including six in color - of these handsome ships.
The book is laid out familiar Classic Warship fashion, with a short section on the history of the class followed by the photographs. There are less photos in this book than some of the other CW Pictorials, but the photos within are large, high quality photos showing lots of details. These will be of great interest to fans of these ships, and a great help to modelers. The photos of Alaska and Guam - the only two ships of the class to be completed and see service - take up the majority of the book. In the back of the book, there are a few photos of the never completed Hawaii being fitted out at the NY Shipbuilding Yard in Camden NJ, along with a photo of her in the reserve basin and being towed off to be scrapped.
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The book I received was missing pages 1,2,3 & 4. So I missed out on any history of this class that the author may have written. Pages 5 thru 20 were correct. Then the book repeated pages 13 thru 20. There were also repeats of pages 53 thru 60. Many of the pictures seem to be soft / out of focus or enlarged more than they should have been.