by Frederick M. Hocker
Editor: Medstroms Bokforlag AB
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The Vasa was the most modern warship imaginable in 1628Its fast and aggressive ability to sail, several deck and heavy guns, firearms have been innovationsIt was destined to be a major asset for Sweden in a food offer in Northern Europe.But as with most brilliant innovations there are also failures, and the ship sank on its maiden voyage, a spectacular, costly and embarrassing fiasco.This book contains new information about the ship and the people who built it and sailed itAnd then there is the story of the discovery of the wreck and its demanding and exciting recoveryThe dramatic narrative is supported by innovative research, as Fred Hocker unfolds new facts that have been brought to lightThe 17th century is a time of visual symbolsThe photographs and historical reconstructions were made especially for this bookImportant themes are indicated on the double pages and there is a richly ornamented Vasa guide fold – a powerful symbolic reference to the glory of the King of Sweden
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