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Wellington's Masterpiece: The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

Wellington's Masterpiece: The Battle and Campaign of Salamanca

1st Edition

Peter Young, J. P. Lawford
September 26, 2017

The Peninsular war was not only one of the great periods in British military history, it was also a war in which guerillas exerted a major influence, and as such, has continued relevance today. Salamanca established Wellington as one of the great military commanders of any age and it is one of the...

The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice

The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Christopher Bellamy
February 28, 2017

Extensively illustrated with 52 detailed campaign and battle maps and diagrams, this book, originally published in 1990, surveys the evolution of warfare in Europe from Napoleon to the end of the twentieth century and in Asia from the Middle Ages. It considers the interaction of technology and...

War and Society Volume 1: A Yearbook of Military History

War and Society Volume 1: A Yearbook of Military History

1st Edition

Brian Bond, Ian Roy
February 28, 2017

Originally published in 1975, this volume filled a gap in existing scholarship by providing a comprehensive group of essays on the historical study of war and armed forces and their relationship with society. These volumes include articles ranging from the Renaissance to the era of total war....

War and Society Volume 2: A Yearbook of Military History

War and Society Volume 2: A Yearbook of Military History

1st Edition

Brian Bond, Ian Roy
February 28, 2017

Originally published in 1977, this volume filled a gap in existing scholarship by providing a comprehensive group of essays on the historical study of war and armed forces and their relationship with society. These volumes include articles ranging from the Renaissance to the era of total war....

The Victoran Army and the Staff College 1854-1914

The Victoran Army and the Staff College 1854-1914

1st Edition

Brian Bond
February 28, 2017

A pioneering work in British military history, originally published in 1972, this book is both scholarly and entertaining. Although the book concentrates on a single institution, it illuminates a much wider area of social and intellectual change. For the Army the importance of the change was...

A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

A History of Firearms: From Earliest Times to 1914

1st Edition

W. Y. Carman
February 28, 2017

Amply illustrated with pen & ink drawings, and including a glossary of key terms, this volume, originally published in 1955, traces the history of firearms and the pioneers who made that history, step by step, to the fringe of a complex modern science....

The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great 1660-1789

The Fortress in the Age of Vauban and Frederick the Great 1660-1789

1st Edition

Christopher Duffy
February 28, 2017

The later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have been acclaimed as the classic period of artillery fortification. This was an era when fortresses and fortress systems shaped the calculations of strategists and statesmen, and often dictated the course of campaigns. The age was one of almost...

Frederick the Great: A Military Life

Frederick the Great: A Military Life

1st Edition

Christopher Duffy
February 28, 2017

For tactical and strategic ingenuity, for daring and ruthless determination and the capacity to inspire troops, Frederick the Great was without equal. In this detailed life of ‘Old Fritz’, Christopher Duffy, who has written widely on the army of Frederick and on the armies of his adversaries,...

Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

1st Edition

Christopher Duffy
February 28, 2017

This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this...

The British Army of the Eighteenth Century

The British Army of the Eighteenth Century

1st Edition

H. C. B. Rogers
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1977 examines in detail the organisation, training, and personnel of the British Army during the eighteenth century, and explains how the government policies of containing the enemy and colonial conquest were achieved. It also illustrates how the Army survived the...

Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah!: A Life of Cardigan of Balaclava

Charge! Hurrah! Hurrah!: A Life of Cardigan of Balaclava

1st Edition

Donald Thomas
February 28, 2017

For James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, leading the Light Brigade at Balaclava was but one incident in a life of sensation and notoriety. Donald Thomas’s biography, originally published in 1977, and based on new material when originally published, shows this most controversial Victorian...

The Old Contemptibles

The Old Contemptibles

1st Edition

Keith Simpson
February 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1981, tells the story of the regular soldiers and reservists of the British Expeditionary Force (B. E. F.) who fought in the first six months of the First World War on the Western Front. This photographic history of the B. E. F. is unique in that the photographs...

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