This American author died in 1980 and during his career wrote some fifteen major works on Royal Navy history. His set of five volumes “From Dreadnought to Scapa Flow” made a major contribution to naval history. Volume Three has been reprinted and contains some illustration in the body of the book, but is primarily a text monologue. See also reviews for Volumes One to Five in this reviews database.
The author offers some great insights into the Royal Navy of its time, the politicians, the technology, the tactics and the changing threats. Arguably this can only be achieved from someone looking in from the outside.