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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Great Britain. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain. Army -- Military life -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Great Britain. Army -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain. Army -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Soldiers -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 18th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard Holmes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA68 .H65 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 466 p. :
Number of Pages466
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3570920M
ISBN 100393052117
LC Control Number2002075206
OCLC/WorldCa50035230

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Redcoat (), an early Bernard Cornwell historical novel, is his ninth book; as of he has published over 60 historical novels. His mix of excellently-researched history and rip-roaring soap opera has made him among the most widely read and prolific authors. His range, from the Saxon Tale of the 10th century to the Sharpe Saga of the Napoleonic Wars, as well as many other stand-alone /5. Apr 01,  · this is by far cornwell's most undrated book. it is a hidden gem. because the sharpe's series and the starbuck chronicles are so hugely successful,and because it was never made into a series redcoat is often forgotten. redcoat is different from other cornwell. there is still the stories within the story. there are no real enemies like an 5/5(6). As all of these young women experience the realities of life—love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects—the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket is another fine work by British historian Richard Holmes. Holmes presents life in the King’s army from the time of John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough, through the Indian Mutiny/5.

Aug 23,  · As I had been reading history books dealing with the American Revolution at the same time as I was reading "Redcoat", I was impressed with Cornwell's accuracy in describing the events in his book and the personality of Sir William Howe and others. This is the "flesh and blood" I referred to earlier/5(10). Oct 27,  · Buy Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket New Ed by Richard Holmes (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(61). Cornwell's (Sharpe's Siege, Sharpe's Regiment) solid characters, historical accuracy, and rich detailing bring the Revolutionary War into clear focus in this entertaining look at the divided loyalties of Philadelphia under British Occupation. The Redcoat is Sam Gilpin, a country boy who reluctantly left England to protect his weaker twin, brother Nate, who swallowed the ancient lies of a. Redcoat (Book): Cornwell, Bernard: A Family A City A Soldier Torn Across a Bloody Divide It is autumn, , and the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat, Sam Gilpin, has seen his brother die.

Redcoat is the story of the British soldier--those noncommissioned men whom Kipling called "the backbone of the army"--from roughly to Based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them, this book is rich in the history of a fascinating era.4/5(1). Redcoat (Book): Cornwell, Bernard: It is autumn , and the cradle of liberty, Philadelphia, has fallen to the British. Yet the true battle has only just begun. On both sides, loyalties are tested and families torn asunder. The young Redcoat Sam Gilpin has seen his brother die. Now he must choose between duty to a distant king and the call of his own conscience. Red coat (also spelled as redcoat) or scarlet tunic, is a military garment used widely, though not exclusively worn, by most regiments of the British Army, Royal Marines, and some colonial units within the British Empire, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The scarlet tunic continues to be used into the 21st century, with several armed forces of the Commonwealth of Nations adopting them as. Redcoat The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket (Book): Holmes, Richard: WW NortonA rich, anecdotal history of the British soldier from the American Revolution through the Indian eduevazquez.comt is the story of the British soldier—those noncommissioned men whom Kipling called "the backbone of the army"—from roughly to