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Books and the British Army in the Age of the American Revolution Ira D. Gruber.

Author/Creator:
Gruber, Ira D.
Publication:
[Washington, D.C.] : Copublished with the Society of the Cincinnati, 2010.
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (340 p.)
Subjects:
Military art and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- British forces.
Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Books and reading.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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. Now, in this groundbreaking analysis, Ira D. Gruber identifies which among over nine hundred books on war were considered most important by British officers 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, Gruber shows
Contents:
Introduction: a French connection
Officers and their books
Books preferred
Books not taken.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-320) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Society of the Cincinnati.
ISBN:
1-4696-0393-4
0-8078-9940-2
OCLC:
676697361
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