More Saxon resources
Posted by Martin on February 18, 2008
Just a quick note to draw your attention to some more useful material ahead of the release of the first Calpe Saxons.
Peter F’s French friend Frederic Berjeaud has been researching and writing a book about the Saxons for some time. Frederic now has his own Web site where he’s selling draft versions of his book in sections. I’ve added details to the Saxon Resources page here and will also be updating the Calpe site with a link.
Secondly, avid browsers of the Befreiungskriege 1813-1814 Bookshop may have noticed that I’ve added Dawson, Dawson and Summerfield’s Napoleonic Artillery
Now there’s a right old ding-dong going on at TMP about this book which frankly does the two main protagonists (Kiley and Hollins) little credit. However, several people who’s opinions I hold in high regard rate this book despite the errors in contains. In particular, Peter F saw early versions of the book a couple of years ago and already has the published version in his library. He reports to me that the book contains excellent illustrations of Saxon artillery and is “the best book on Napoleonic artillery I have on my bookshelf and a must for anyone interested in the topic”.
Kiley has posted his own review of this book on Amazon and while you’re naturally welcome to form your own view about it and the motives behind it, for the sake of balance, you should also read Hollins comments in response.
If you do decide to buy this book (and I, for one, will be acquiring a copy) let me make a shameless plea that you do so via my online bookshop.