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I Am Soldier : War Stories from the Ancient World to the 20th Century

Author: Robert John O'Neill
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the dawn of time there has been war. Men, and women, from Ancient Greece to modern Iraq have fought for their country, their beliefs and their lives. Using soldiers' own words to portray the changing realities of war and the evolution of warfare, I Am Soldier brings together the profiles of seventy soldiers whose lives span 2,500 years, providing a glimpse into the great armies of history."--Front flap.
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert John O'Neill
ISBN: 9781846035159 1846035155
OCLC Number: 466422488
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Richard Holmes --
ANCIENT WORLD: Pekah, son of Remaliah ; Aristodemos the Spartan ; Two generals and a satrap ; P. Sextus Baculus, Roman centurion ; Abbinaeus, Alaric, Theoderic and Narses --
WAR IN THE EAST: Theodore, cavalry trooper ; Subadai Ba'adur, Mongol general ; Konstantin Mihailovic, Serbian janissary ; Kato Kiyomasa, one of the Seven Spears of Shizugatake --
MEDIEVAL WORLD: Two crusaders and two Fursan ; Viking legend, English patriot, and two Norman earls ; Bertrand du Guesclin, Andrew Trollope and Osbern Mundeford, Companions at arms ; Nicholas Harpsfield, Yorkist --
16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES: Two soldier-writers and a Huguenot captain ; Colonel Robert Monro, Scots mercenary ; Nehemiah Wharton, Parliamentarian and Richard Atkyns, Royalist ; Marie Magdelaine Mouron, deserter --
18TH CENTURY: A soldier of the British 68th Foot Regiment ; Benjamin Gould, Massachusetts professional ; Thomas Brown, Rogers' Ranger ; Midshipman William Henry Dillon, RN --
WAR IN THE AMERICAS: Juan Almonte, soldier and diplomat ; Ulysses S. Grant, soldier and US President ; Black Hawk, Sauk war chief ; John Beatty, Union soldier ; McHenry Howard, Confederate soldier ; Survivors of the battle of Little Bighorn --
WARS OF THE EMPIRE: Private Edward Costello, 95th Rifles ; Barclay de Tolly, Russian commander and Jacob Walter, Napoleonic soldier ; Captain Cavalié Mercer, Royal Horse Artillery ; Captain Lewis Edward Nolan, cavalry officer ; Captain Léonce Patry, 6th Regiment of the Line --
PIRACY, RISINGS AND MUTINY: Commodore Stephen Decatur, US Navy ; Brevet-Major O.H.S.G. Anson, 9th Lancers ; Captain William Cochrane 32nd (Duke of Cornwall's) Light Infantry ; Dennys Reitz, Boer commando --
CIVIL WAR IN THE 20TH CENTURY: David Neligan, Irish revolutionary ; Major-General James Emmet Dalton MC ; José Durán, Antonio Izu, Saturnino Carod and Jason Gurney --
THE WORLD WARS: Private Frederick 'Fen' Noakes, 3rd Coldstream Guards ; Cecil, Harold and Noel Wright, Brothers in arms ; A Trooper, an Ensign and a Sergeant ; Private Donald Edgar, East Surrey Regiment and prisoner of war ; Soldiers of the German and Russian Eastern Fronts ; Lieutenant Thomas Currie Derrick VC, Australian soldier ; Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham VC and Bar, New Zealand soldier ; Donald Burgett, 506th PIR --
MODERN WARFARE: Corporal Martin Russ, US Marines ; John Young, Infantry Squad Leader, 9th Infantry ; Ahmed and Samir, Iranian boy soldiers ; Comrades and conscripts ; Lieutenant Alex Vernon, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) ; Lieutenant-Colonel Bob Stewart, UN warrior.
Responsibility: editor, Robert O'Neill ; introduction by Richard Holmes.

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