Recently arrived is a copy of W. Frederick Zimmerman’s BB-67 MONTANA, U.S. Navy Battleship: Why She Matters Today, published by Nimble Books LLC. Here’s a snippet from the Nimble blog:
The cover looks terrific–very realistic, just as if the Navy had really built the U.S.S. Montana! The interior of the book includes:
- pictures and information about the various design concepts that were explored
- the specifications of the final Montana design
- color pictures of a beautiful 1:700 scale model of Montana by Imre Somogyi
- a beautiful color painting of Montana by author and artist Wayne Scarpaci
- a picture of her never-built 1920’s predecessor, BB-51 Montana
- an essay on “Why She Matters Today”; and
- a discussion of Senator Jon Tester’s efforts to get the U.S. Navy to name a capital ship after his home state of Montana.
In short, this presents a unique package of art and text devoted exclusively to one of the most interesting hypothetical ships ever designed.
It’s a 32-page book (quite “nimble”) with a lot of pictures of plans, models, and artwork featuring the BB-67s.
I’ll have more to say after I’ve had more time to check it out.