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Suggestions for New Books

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby MarkW » January 1st, 2018, 1:18 am

Any thoughts on Muilwijk's material...i believe John Franklin recommends his stuff in his Netherlands Correspondance V2 (excellent btw)?

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Digby » January 1st, 2018, 1:47 am

I have his first 3 books in paper back in colour.
I believe the hardback versions do not have orders of battle etc.

As an amateur reviewer, and off the top of my head, I think they are very good.
He goes into great detail from the Dutch-Belgian point of view, with all the orders translated in English.
He includes lots of coloured photos of the officers and the terrain.

I bought mine through Lulu on demand printing, which sounds like a good idea for specialised book writers

If no one else has them or if someone wants me to write a full review, I could do it in the review section.
I have another review planned of a book which I do not think has been reviewed anywhere.
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby MarkW » January 1st, 2018, 8:53 pm

thanks Digby..found them on the Lulu site having seen that Franklin worked with him with his own work, and Franklins work is excellent
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby DaveH » January 2nd, 2018, 8:26 pm

A full book account of Wagram - at the moment, Jack Gill's account of about 35K words is the longest in any language!
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby charnock » January 3rd, 2018, 3:51 pm

You may want to get hold of a copy of "Wagram (5 et 6 juillet 1809) Le canon tonne sur les bords de la Danube" by Frédéric Naulet, published in 2009 by Economica in Paris. This is a full-length study in the series "Les Grandes Batailles", and not surprisingly concentrates on the French perspective, with considerable information on the role of artillery in the battle.
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby Andrew » January 3rd, 2018, 6:02 pm

...or Dave, it seems like you need to dust off the typewriter and write it yourself....!! :lol:

But seriously...

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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby DaveH » January 3rd, 2018, 7:02 pm

charnock wrote:You may want to get hold of a copy of "Wagram (5 et 6 juillet 1809) Le canon tonne sur les bords de la Danube" by Frédéric Naulet, published in 2009 by Economica in Paris. This is a full-length study in the series "Les Grandes Batailles", and not surprisingly concentrates on the French perspective, with considerable information on the role of artillery in the battle.


Quelle surprise! :lol: Sounds interesting actually.

I suspect we might get into discussions at the INS meeting in Vienna in July.
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Re: Suggestions for New Books

Postby DaveH » January 6th, 2018, 9:27 pm

Ordered my copy - but I was wrong about Gill. At 399pp even allowing for maps, plates and background, this French book could be the longest account by some margin.
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