Although this is essentially a picture book, it is a cut above most illustrated volumes because of the very high standard of images reproduced and the story they tell of shipbuilding in the early 20th century. - Ships Monthly While this new publication is essentially a 'picture book', using rare and largely unpublished photographs from the John Brown archive, it is also much more than that, recording in detail not only the construction of the ships concerned. The photographs, which constitute the primary focus of the book, are simply stunning, and are given plenty of space to 'breathe' by the book's designer...overall content and otherwise excellent production values of the book. Clydebank Battlecruisers has to be on of the outstanding publications of the year, and anyone with an interest in the major ships of the grand Fleet or shipbuilding on the Clyde will want to own it. - Warship 2012 --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Ian Johnston is the author of several books, including Ships for a Nation, and Beardmore Built, the story of another great Clydeside yard.