Saturday, September 21, 2013

Looks at Books: More Military History Books

         My wife and I just got back from vacation in Maryland. We were visiting my wife's niece and family. One day everyone was out working so we took off for some sightseeing. We spent a couple of hours at a local zoo, then went to Havre DeGrace to check out the Main St., which has many antique shops.
       As we started walking the second shop we came to happened to be a bookstore.  We went in and I found a good selection of War of 1812 books. Not surprising as Havre De Grace suffered a British raid during the War of 1812 in which Admiral Cockburn plundered the town.  I found the first book shown,  " Final Invasion", a book on the Battle of Plattsburgh.  I turned the corner, and there was a whole aisle of Civil War books! Now my wife was already bored and left the store.  I started to do a quick scan of the books and figured I would quickly check the rest of the store.  It was a very small store, after all. Or so I thought until I went around the next corner and found another room, this filled with military and general history books. I dare say my mouth went dry and found myself getting very nervous at the time I was spending hunting through the shelves.  There were many Osprey books, of which I picked up four.  I quickly picked up some other books, as shown below.  Next visit I will have to take off by myself so I can browse at leisure. I best start putting some money aside.
I had many of the War of 1812 books; this is one I didn't so it was a must buy.

I very nice book illustrated with photos of reenactors.

A nice general history with great color illustrations of the uniforms of the period.

I actually bought this one on Ebay the day I left for Maryland.  I was waiting for me when I got home.


  1. Sounds like a good bookstore!
    If ever there are any specifically British books you are interested in, let me know as I amy be able to get them cheaper for you over here

  2. Ian,

    Thank you for the offer. I am often jealous of the British as it seems you have the best military history books. Over here in the states it seems it's either the Civil War or World War 2.

    The bookstore was very good and the prices were cheap! The most expensive book was $11.95 and the Ospreys were only $7.95 a piece.