woensdag 22 mei 2013

Boeken ~ Books





Op de boekentafel:

- John Keegan, A History of Warfare
- Wargames Illustrated
- Meindert Schoor, De Friese Waterlinie
- Bruno Mugnai, L'esercito Imperiale
- W. Drenth, A regimental list of the reduced officers for the year 1699
- Rene de Cramer, Drapeaux etc
- Romeyn de Hooghe, de Verbeelding van de late Gouden Eeuw

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Those are some of the books we are reading or have read right now.

The Keegan book... well opinions differ. Personally I am not a fan of Keegan at all.
The WI is kinda nice, contains a lot of nice stuff for wargamers and painters.
The book by Meindert Schroor is a very nice book on the Frisian Water defence line with some pics I haven't seen before and a lot of photographs of the present day situation.
Bruno Mugnai's books on the Cavalry of the Imperial army are a serious contender for the Osprey books. I will review them seperately, just like the book of Dr Wienand Drenth in the very near future.

The book edited by the Cramer tunred out to be a book of flemish flags especially designed for an international exhibit in 1913. Quite nice, but I expected something else.
The book on Romeyn de Hooghe contains a lot of illustrations of course, and a great text in Dutch. Also a lot of prints from the Royal Dutch Library are included.

More to follow!

1 opmerking:

  1. I read Keegan's 'History of Warfare' many many moons ago, and, written from the soldier's perspective, I found it a pretty good read back then. Maybe it is considered a bit out-dated by today's standards. But hey, people are still citing Chandlers and blaming Dutch deputies :-)

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