Lawrence Burr has had a life long passion for naval history. He was recently the British specialist on a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland. He has also been part of a team who has conducted underwater explorations of the Battlecruiser wrecks. The author lives in Palm Harbor, FL.
"These short histories provide the salient details of the individual ships -- noting especially the improvements made over their predecessors -- without a reader having to acquire a large, expensive 'encyclopedia' of American cruiser history. Each section is extremely well illustrated, with photographs as well as lavishly detailed, illustrated, original artworks." --J. Graeme Arbuckle, The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord (Sept 2009)
"Overall, a very valuable point of reference for the ship modeler, researcher, or student interested in the steel navy cruiser era. Highly recommended from this modelers point of view!" --Mark R. Smith, Model Shipwrights
"In addition to the superb period photographs of these vessels, there is the artwork of Ian Palmer and John White to further enhance the experience of reading this book. It makes for a well rounded publication and a book that I can most highly recommend to you." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (June 2008)