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Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution

Ira D. Gruber

Abstract

Historians have long understood that books were important to the British army in defining the duties of its officers, regulating tactics, developing the art of war, and recording the history of campaigns and commanders. This book identifies which, among over nine hundred books on war, British officers considered most important, and how those books might have affected the army from one era to another. By examining the preferences of some forty-two officers who served between the War of the Spanish Succession and the French Revolution, it shows that by the middle of the eighteenth century Britis ... More

Keywords: British army, regulating tactics, art of war, British officers, books on war, Continental books

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833780
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807899403_gruber

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ira D. Gruber, author