Friday, August 30, 2013

Some Thoughts about Books on the British Army.

Below are ten of what I consider the best books for beginning to learn about the American Revolution; particularly from the British point of view. If you have other thoughts, please let me know.

Boyle, J. (2009). From Redcoat to Rebel: The Thomas Sullivan Journal. Heritage Press.
Hagist, D. (2012). British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution. Westhomle Publishing.
Harvey, R. (2001). A Few Bloody Noses: The Realities and Mythologies of the American Revolution. The Overlook Press.
Houlding, J. (1981). Fit for Service: The Training of the British Army, 1715-1795. Oxford University Press.
Lamb, R. (2004). A British Soldier's Story: Roger Lamb's Narrative of the American Revolution. Don Hagist, ed. Ballindalloch Press.
Martin, J. (1979). Private Yankee Doodle: Being a Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier. Center for Cultural Resources.
McConnell, M. (2005). Army and Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758-1775. University of Nebraska Press.
Peebles, J. (1998). John Peebles' American War: The Diary of a Scottish Grenadier, 1776-1782. Stakepole Books. Spring, M. (2008). With Zeal and Bayonets Only: The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783. University of Oklahoma Press.
Urban, M. (2007). Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution. Bloomsbury Publishing.