New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

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New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby pgollin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:28 pm

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Amazon.co.uk has advanced notification of a new book on the Bismarck ;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battleship-Bis ... s=bismarck

Battleship Bismarck: A Design and Operational History

Hardcover

– 1 Dec 2018

by William H Garzke Jr (Author),
Robert O Dulin Jr (Author),
Bill Jurens (Author),
Assistant Professor of International Relations James Cameron (As (Contributor)

Hardcover: 476 pages
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press (1 Dec. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591145694
ISBN-13: 978-1591145691

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby Bill Jurens » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:54 pm

Just for reference, the announcement itself is correct, except for the Associate Professor of International Relations part. Nobody seems to know exactly where that came from... None of us are professors.

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby dunmunro » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:50 pm

Bill Jurens wrote:Just for reference, the announcement itself is correct, except for the Associate Professor of International Relations part. Nobody seems to know exactly where that came from... None of us are professors.

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Bill hi. I hope you'll be taking a very hard look at the evidence as to when Bismarck opened on 24 May/41.

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby frontkampfer » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:09 pm

Bill,

Eagerly awaiting the book. I know it will be great because you are involved!
"I will not have my ship shot out from under my ass!"

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby Bill Jurens » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you for the comments. My main area of expertise is technical rather than tactical, so I did not involve myself too deeply in the analysis of various actions, etc., particularly insofar as many details have now been lost or went unrecorded in the first place, leaving a rather convoluted 'Gordian knot' of often inconsistent, and perhaps inherently irreconcilable, anecdotal accounts to be untangled.

My own approach, as many correspondents will already know, is fairly conservative, largely based on documentary evidence. As the book represents a collaborative effort, some compromises had to be made. This means, of cours, that not all of the conclusions expressed are completely in congruence with my own interpretations, but the authors have, in most cases, been able to agree, at least in fundamentals. We have gone to some effort to discriminate unanimous conclusions from those which remain somewhat contentious.

I do hope the work does represent a useful and comprehensive reference on the subjects at hand.

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby dunmunro » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:56 pm

Thanks, it will certainly be on my "must have" list.

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Re: New Book on the Bismarck - December 2018

Postby José M. Rico » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:29 pm

This is great news!
I heard about this book a couple of years ago, and I'm glad it is finally being published.
I really look forward to this volume! :ok:


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