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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 9:11 p.m. PST

…the Seven Years War.

"How did an 18th Century army work? This book is the most important examination of such an army yet done, written by the premier military historian of the era.

Maria Theresa had seen her inheritance almost lost to unprovoked attacks from her neighbors. Her army had stood by her then, and was now trying desperately to improve, as it had to face Frederick the Great, the master-soldier of the era. But she and her ministers soon faced the dilemma of how to fight a war without sacrificing what they were fighting for…"

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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 1:59 a.m. PST

Great book..reprinting of the original..Great author.

Royston Papworth29 Aug 2020 8:20 a.m. PST

I guess that's my copy of the original crashed in value… 😒

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

Thanks!.

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ReallySameSeneffeAsBefore31 Aug 2020 4:37 p.m. PST

Royston- there will never be anything to beat the charm of Emperor's Press original editions though- complete with all of the typos and randomly changing fonts.

barcah200119 Feb 2021 6:27 p.m. PST

Volume I concerns the recruitment, training and organization of the army and volume the campaigns? Is that correct?

von Schwartz ver 220 Feb 2021 6:45 a.m. PST

I had a book back in the day titled, "The Armies of Maria Theresa" a companion version to, "The Armies of Frederick the Great". Is this basically a reprint of that?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Feb 2021 1:15 p.m. PST

Volume 2 covers all of the campaigns and battles from 1740 to 1763.

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

" the most important examination of such an army yet done"-

Fortunately, the "premier military historian of the era"
has a markedly better way with words.

('Premier'- … never mind)

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