Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Soldier

During a short visit to a local discount bookshop, I bought a copy of Chris McNab's book entitled THE SOLDIER for £5.00. The book was published in 2016 by Parragon, and was originally priced at £16.00.

The book is split into three sections, and each section is divided into three chapters.
  • Section One: Global Conflict and Revolution
    • The Seven Year's War
    • The American Revolution
    • The Napoleonic Wars
  • Section Two: The Age of Empire and Statehood
    • The American Civil War
    • Colonial Wars
    • Wars of Empire and Unification
  • Section Three: The World Wars and Modern Conflict
    • World War I
    • World War II
    • The Modern Era
Whilst this might not be the most definitive study of what it was like to be a soldier over the past two hundred and sixty years, it has some interesting illustrations. It is certainly worth £5.00 of anyone's money ... although personally I wouldn't have paid full price for it.


  1. Bob, I was fortunate enough to find a bargain copy of this last year and liked some of the less obvious uniforms shown. I would recommend to anyone picking up a copy though the contents are a bit random. Learnt a few new things too - sections on equipment carried and what some of it did. Also some good uniform photographs and lots of colour illustrations. I would have loved an illustrated book like this book as a child.

    1. MIN ManofTin,

      We seem to have bought this book for very similar reasons, and I was pleased that what could have been a typical pot-boiler of a book turned out to be well above average. Certainly worth the money I paid for it.

      All the best,