Victorian Military Books for eReaders

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Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 26 May 2012 15:01

I still prefer physical books, but since I own an eReader (and my bookshelves are full and sagging) I am interested in adding to my virtual library. There are a number of 19th century sources available for free or a very low price, but they tend to be of dubious quality. I am interested in more modern books which cover our period of interest. Can anyone make any recommendations? What relevant titles are available for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad? Perhaps we could use this thread as a reference for Victorian military eReader books.

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Jonathan

The list so far...

Modern Histories
The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes--Kindle, Nook, iPad
Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography by Harold Raugh--Kindle, Nook
Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars by John Laband--Kindle, Nook, iPad
Foreign Decorations awarded to British Army Officers: Special Publication 12 by Crimean War Research Society--Nook
British Campaign Medals 1815-1914 by Peter Duckers--Kindle, Nook
British Gallantry Awards 1855-2000 by Peter Duckers--Kindle, Nook
The British Army of the Crimea by J.B.R. Nicholson, Michael Roffe (Illustrator)--Kindle, Nook
Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850 by Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton (Illustrator)--Kindle, Nook
The Boer War by Christopher Latham, Michael Roffe (Illustrator)--Kindle, Nook
Awarded for Valour: A History of the Victoria Cross and the Evolution of the British Concept of Heroism by Melvin Charles Smith--Nook
Evelyn Wood VC: Pillar of Empire by Stephen Manning--Kindle, Nook
Isandlwana: How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire by Adrian Greaves--Kindle, Nook
Rorke's Drift by Adrian Greaves--Kindle
The Zulu War through Contemporary Eyes by James Grant--Kindle
The Indian Mutiny by Julian Spilsbury--Kindle
Zulu War Heroes: The Defence of Rorke's Drift by James W. Bancroft--Kindle, Nook
Battle Story: Rorke's Drift by Edmund Yorke--Kindle, Nook
Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879 by Edmund Yorke--Kindle, Nook
Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure by Michael Asher--Kindle
The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China by David J. Silbey--Kindle, Nook
Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899 by Dominic Green--Kindle, Nook
British in India 1825-1859: Organisation, Warfare, Dress and Weapons by John French--Kindle, Nook
Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914 by Richard Holmes--Kindle, Nook
General Sir William Stephen Alexander Lockhart Soldier of the Queen Empress by Martin Smith--Kindle
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple--Kindle, Nook, iPad
The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple--Kindle, Nook, iPad
Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Mike Snook--Kindle, Nook
Into the Jaws of Death: British Military Blunders 1879 - 1900 by Mike Snook--Kindle, Nook
British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography by Harold E. Raugh--Kindle, Nook

Newly Published Letters & Journals
Crimean War Research Society: Special Publication Number 38 : Alfred Robert Thompson Commissariat Staff: Letters Home from the East 17th January to 11th June 1855 by Crimean War Research Society, Harnish Bradley--Nook
Recollections of One of the Light Brigade: Crimean War Research Society Special Publication Number 31 by Crimean War Research Society, Lawrence W. Crider, Glenn Fisher--Nook

Historical Fiction
Into the Valley of Death by A.L. Berridge--Kindle
Flashman: A Novel by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle, Nook
Flashman at the Charge by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman in the Great Game by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman and the Dragon by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman's Lady by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Royal Flash by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flash for Freedom! by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle
Flashman on the March by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle, Nook
Flashman and the Tiger by George MacDonald Fraser--Kindle, Nook
Zulu Hart by Saul David--Kindle
Hart of Empire by Saul David--Kindle
Badge of Glory by Douglas Reeman--Kindle, Nook
The First to Land by Douglas Reeman--Kindle, Nook
The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard--Kindle, Nook
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Mark » 26 May 2012 16:30

Hi Jonathan

I am sure Pen and Sword advertised some new eBooks on their Twitter feed the other day. Might be worth a look?

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 26 May 2012 16:31

The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes is available for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad (US $9.99).
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 26 May 2012 16:31

Mark wrote:Hi Jonathan

I am sure Pen and Sword advertised some new eBooks on their Twitter feed the other day. Might be worth a look?

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Thank you, Mark, I will take a look!
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Mark » 26 May 2012 16:37

Jonathan wrote:The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes is available for the Kindle, Nook, and iPad (US $9.99).


Hi Jonathan

I recently finished reading this book (paperback version) and it is an excellent read! Figes goes into more detail about the causes of the war than I have seen in other books on the conflict.

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 26 May 2012 16:46

I think I will download it. Unfortunately the maps are not available in the Nook edition. I wonder if they are also absent from the Kindle and iPad editions?
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Mark » 26 May 2012 16:49

Jonathan wrote:I think I will download it. Unfortunately the maps are not available in the Nook edition. I wonder if they are also absent from the Kindle and iPad editions?


I have always wondered about maps and other illustrations in electronic versions for eReaders etc. Still very much a paper book man myself and have resisted the eReaders. No doubt I will swap over one day though and sometimes I think I wouldn't mind a kindle for holidays etc.

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 26 May 2012 17:31

I just check the Kindle and iBooks versions and they both lack maps. Having an eReader, especially one with a web browser, make travel very nice. Much less bulk to carry and more fun to use in the hotel room when compared to a smart phone.
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 27 May 2012 01:27

I have edited the first post to include ebooks that are available for the three major platforms; Kindle, Nook, and iPad. Please feel free to reply with corrections and additions!

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Mark » 27 May 2012 14:14

Thread now a sticky.

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 05 Feb 2013 00:52

I added a few titles:

Flashman: A Novel

Evelyn Wood VC Pillar of Empire

Please let me know if you come across others and I will add them to the list. I need the title, author, and the e-reader type (Kindle, Nook, or iBooks).
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 05 Feb 2013 05:30

I have added a host of other titles. Too many to list separately, although I would like to highlight Into the Valley of Death by A.L. Berridge as she is a member of our forum! Again, please feel free to send me more e-book titles along with the authors' names and the e-reader type (Kindle, Nook, or iBooks). I have had trouble finding some titles on iBooks, so if any members with iTunes has the ability to check, I would be much obliged.

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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Andre Chissel » 05 Feb 2013 15:02

Thanks for putting this up !
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 05 Feb 2013 17:52

Jonathan wrote:I would like to highlight Into the Valley of Death by A.L. Berridge as she is a member of our forum


And so is Harold Raugh, author of Anglo-Zulu War, 1879: A Selected Bibliography.
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Re: Victorian Military Books for eReaders

Postby Jonathan » 05 Feb 2013 17:52

Andre Chissel wrote:Thanks for putting this up !


My pleasure!
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