I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I spent Christmas morning sleeping (I was standing guard up till the wee hours and was quite tired), then went to see the extended roadshow viewing of The Hateful Eight, which I enjoyed. Then this morning I hit the town, and ended up at the local book store. I really need to stop visiting second-hand book stores, because I always seem to leave with fewer dollars in my pocket than when I arrived!
My two newest acquisitions:
Napoleonic Wars: Wellington's Army by Ian Fletcher, part of the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. This book goes over, in detail, the uniforms, weapons and equipment of Britain's army during the Napoleonic Wars, to include infantry, cavalry and artillery. It includes color plates, contemporary paintings and illustrations of soldiers, as well as photographs of extant uniform and equipment items. This is probably the best single book on the British Army that I currently own.
Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars, 1796-1814 by Jack Cassin-Scott and Philip Haythornthwaite, two authors whose other books I currently have. This is a relatively small, quite handy little uniform guide, compete with uniform plates, of all of the major (and a few of the minor) armies of the Napoleonic Wars. A solid addition to my reference library.
Coming soon: my 2015 In Review post.
Thanks for looking!