Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New books forthcoming

Though the new year is almost in its fourth month, the lack of postings did not mean that the author had been idling away his time. A lot of time went to the compilation of a list of the officers reduced after the Nine Years' War. Please see the website here: http://www.drenthpublishing.nl/halfpay1699/halfpay1699.html. The book can already be pre-ordered, and will be ready for shipment in May or June.

Another book will be re-printed, and this will/should be welcomed by anyone with an interest in the British army during the Nine Years' War. The book in question is John Childs' The Nine Years' War and the British army 1688–97. The book was first published in the early 1990s, and long out-of-print since, and hard to find second-hand. This book still is the only modern narrative on the British army on operations in the Low Countries during the Nine Years' War. A thorough review of this book is found here.