Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

by Richard Holmes
     
 

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"Redcoat is the story of the British soldier from the Seven Year War through to the Mutiny and the Crimea. It is consistently entertaining, full of brilliantly chosen anecdotes, and rattles along at a good light infantry pace."DAVID CRANE, 'Spectator' Books of the Year"It would be hard to exaggerate the excellence of this book. It is vivid, comprehensive, well written… See more details below

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"Redcoat is the story of the British soldier from the Seven Year War through to the Mutiny and the Crimea. It is consistently entertaining, full of brilliantly chosen anecdotes, and rattles along at a good light infantry pace."DAVID CRANE, 'Spectator' Books of the Year"It would be hard to exaggerate the excellence of this book. It is vivid, comprehensive, well written, pacy, colourful, and above all, highly informative. The author has a command of his subject of Wellingtonian proportions, and his enthusiasm communicates itself to the reader on every page."SIMON HEFFER, 'Literary Review'"A wonderful book, full of anecdote and good sense. Anyone who has enjoyed a Sharpe story will love it."BERNARD CORNWELL, 'Daily Mail'"All the best-known soldier writers are discussed here, and their anecdotes are told with enthusiasm and aplomb…This is an army from another world, and 'Redcoat' is a splendidly entertaining, moving and informative description of its strengths and foibles."HEW STRACHAN, 'Daily Telegraph'"Beautifully written, 'Redcoat' is a vivid account of squalor and suffering almost beyond belief, for the men, their wives and camp followers, and their horses. One of the best chapters is a description of barrack-room life that will turn a few stomachs in this more fastidious age."JOHN CANNON, 'Times Literary Supplement'

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007374052
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
Harper Collins UK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
2 MB

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