Recent reviews :
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- 21 Days in Normandy (Angelo Caravaggio)
- Battle of the Bulge. The German View (Danny S Parker Ed.)
- Pepy's Navy. Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-1689 (J D Davies)
- Nelson's Navy (Brian Lavery)
- British Cruisers. Two World Wars and After (Norman Friedman)
- Warships of the Napoleonic Era (Robert Gardiner)
- The Very Thing (Jonathan Crook)
- Victory from fighting the Armada to Trafalgar and Beyond (Iain Ballantyne & Jonathan Eastland)
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Book reviews for - 18th Century
Peter the Great. His life and world.
Massie. Robert K.
Peter and the age in which he lived come alive again on these pages. Better than the reviews which are printed on the cover. An in depth study of a complex man and a fascinating insight into the world at that time.
Phoenix Press, 2001
Marlborough as Military Commander
Classic David Chandler, well written text appropriately supported by maps and illustrations. Superb.
The Military Book Society, 1973
Great and Glorious Days
Marlborough's battles 1704-09.
The Seven Years War
An overview of some of the important events in the Seven Years War.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon Ltd., 1973
Precursors of Nelson. British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century
Le Fevre, Peter & Harding, Richard. Eds.
This book places Nelson where he belongs, not as an isolated phenomenon, but as the outstanding culmination of a century of development and tradition. The lives and works of sixteen admirals are discussed. Not only the work of the fighting admirals but also their contribution to the organization and administration of the Admiralty, to ship design and building, to communications, to fleet organization and naval tactics are considered in these essays. Good reading.
Chatham Publishing, 2000
Uniforms of the American Revolution in Colour
Not only the uniforms, illustrated in great detail by Malcolm McGregor, but also a brief account of the men who wore them and the actions they were in.
Blanford Press, 1975
Montcalm and Wolfe; The French and Indian War
Francis Parkman wrote this book in 1884 and since then it has been published many times. The foreword by C. Vann Woodward places the views expressed by Parkman in their context, with those caveats in mind this is excellent reading.
Da Capo Press, 1884/2001
History doesn't get much more involving than this. Thoroughly researched beautifully told.
Penguin Books 1967, 1961
Peter the Great. His Life and World.
Robert K. Massie
Better than the reviews which are printed on the cover. An in depth study of a complex man and a fascinating insight into the world at that time.
Phoenix Press Paperback, 1980
Battles of the '45
Tomasson, Katherine & Buist, Francis
Thoroughly researched and well written acconts of the last battles fought on British soil.
Pan Books Ltd., 1967