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  • 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

    Chandler, David
    Classic David Chandler, well written text appropriately supported by maps and illustrations. Superb.
    The Military Book Society, 1973
  • Great and Glorious Days

    Falkner James
    Marlborough's battles 1704-09.
    Spellmount, 2002
  • The Seven Years War

    Furneaux, Rupert
    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

    Mollo, John
    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

    Parkman, Francis
    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
  • Culloden

    Prebble, John
    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