The paintings are wonderful, but too limited. I would like to see more of the ship than one side of it. The book should have showed detailed deck plans (perhaps along the lines as those available thru New Steamship Consultants), and more paintings of the ship's interior spaces that are usually never seen, particularly the engine spaces. Also, detailed drawings of how the steam system worked to propel the boat would have also been very valuable. I think the book lacks a lot of substance. Moreover, the publishers made no effort to counteract the effect of full page spreads passing through the binding; thus, portions of the paintings are completely lost to view. Additionally, the book should have showed the much discussed watertight bulkheads, and how the boat filled with water in such a way so as to counteract their effectiveness, and to ultimately defeat their purpose. I hope the author revises the book along these lines. In that case, I would buy it again.