Five star review for ‘Dreadnoughts Unleashed’ – cool!

My recent short book Dreadnoughts Unleashed has picked up its first review – five stars. Very cool!

I’ve got high hopes for this one. It’s an experiment in format: eleven essays that run the gamut from the story of the man who invented OMG – Fisher – and the way he took down the British government in 1915, through to whether design flaws or bad luck sank HMS Prince of Wales in 1941. Along the way I explore my great uncle’s experiences with fire-control systems at Jutland,. And there’s much more. All for just $US 2.99.

And can anybody guess what class of battleship’s illustrated on the cover? Hint: it may not be the one it appears to be.

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Copyright © Matthew Wright 2017

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4 thoughts on “Five star review for ‘Dreadnoughts Unleashed’ – cool!

  1. Congratulations on getting 5 stars! It looks like an excellent book, great subject. I will definitely look out for it, I have a long-standing interest in warships of the 20th century.

    1. Me too! I wrote my thesis on the politics of building NZ’s battlecruiser. But the engineering has always appealed. If this one does well enough there will be more. Click on the cover for a direct link to the Kindle page.

      1. It is a terrific subject. It looks like a great read. You are so right about battleships being more than just statistics – ‘armchair historians’ talk of 8, 9 or 10′ guns, displacement, armour protection etc. As you point out, “Warship design was a complex exercise that had to balance range, armour, armament (defensive and offensive), underwater defence, speed and habitability among other things. Some ships were balanced one way, others another, to meet requirements that differed between nations – meaning a direct numeric paper comparison isn’t equitable.” You make an eloquent point here. We are often obsessed with numbers and don’t take the factors that you listed into account. I really enjoyed what I have read so far – I’m going to get a copy – Thanks Matthew.

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