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I am currently reading......

Postby TheBibliophile » February 18th, 2012, 9:23 pm

"The life of Lord Exmouth" by Edward Osler....

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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby Mark » February 18th, 2012, 11:27 pm

The Battle by Alessandro Barbero. Only started it this morning but about 55 pages in and its already coming across as quite a good account of Waterloo.

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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » February 19th, 2012, 10:12 am

Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 by Dominic Lieven

Prompted by Charles Esdaile's review: http://www.literaryreview.co.uk/esdaile_10_09.html

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Postby OXFORDMON » February 19th, 2012, 11:41 am

Britain and Wellington's Army: Recruitment, Society and Tradition, 1807 - 15 by Kevin Linch

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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby Mark » February 19th, 2012, 3:47 pm

Day two and I am 115 pages into The Battle - certainly a good book but have found an oddity from the translation. The men of the 95th seem to be refered to as Fusiliers which I am sure the author did not intend in the original Italian. Other than that I cannot fault the book - it is excellent!

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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby TheBibliophile » February 19th, 2012, 3:51 pm

Sounds good, I'm 195 pages into Osler....
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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby MayFirst » February 20th, 2012, 4:46 am

Though not currently reading anything related to the wars (though waist deep in Wilhelmine German history. Bleh), I am currently watching the A&E miniseries Napoleon. Moscow has just gone up in flames. I've posted my thoughts regarding the series on the Napoleonic period films thread.

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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby unclearthur » February 20th, 2012, 10:03 pm

'Fix Bayonets' by Donald E Graves. History of the 23rd Regiment (Royal Welch Fusileers), 1796-1815.
Actually a biography of Major Thomas Pearson of said regiment, and includes a decent account of Albuera with maps.
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Re: I am currently reading......

Postby TheBibliophile » February 25th, 2012, 4:08 pm

Finished Lord Exmouth....
what next I wonder...
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Postby OXFORDMON » February 25th, 2012, 4:09 pm

'The Life of a Pembrokeshire Soldier 1782-1854' by Janice Jackson :D

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