The Victorians at war, 1815-1914 : an encyclopedia of British military history /
Harold E. Raugh, Jr.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, c2004.
xvi, 405 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
1576079252 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, c2004.
1576079252 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-390) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-03-01:
Raugh (command historian for the Defense Language Institute and the Presidio of Monterey and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society) offers a comprehensive review of the activities of the British Army during the Pax Britannica. Entries in this guide, arranged alphabetically and based on the most recent scholarship, reveal how the small British island nation was able to dominate a quarter of the globe over an entire century. Besides entries for leaders like Kitchener and Gordon of Khartoum, battles (the Charge of the Light Brigade, Rorke's Drift), and complete wars or campaigns (the Boer War), entries focus on a host of other topics, including military technology, the role of nationalities and women, military medicine, and various British Army activities and reforms. Every article is cross-referenced and all provide lists of sources. Appendixes include a chronology, lists of British Army and Indian Army commanders in chief, a note on currency, a 20-page bibliography, and an index. A helpful work of syntheses. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Military and undergraduate libraries (particularly those emphasizing 19th-century history or technology), and public libraries. M. J. Smith Jr. Tusculum College
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