I am soldier [electronic resource] : war stories from the ancient world to the 20th century / editor, Robert O'Neill ; introduction by Richard Holmes.
- ISBN: 9781780962269 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1780962266 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource : ill. (some col.).
- Publisher: Oxford ; Osprey Pub., c2009.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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 Cavalie Mercer, Royal Horse Artillery ; Captain Lewis Edward Nolan, cavalry officer ; Captain Leonce 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 ; Jose Duran, 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, and 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.
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