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Annual Booklist 2017-2018 : Contributors

As with last year's list, the brief was for our contributors to list their five best or favourite books on the British Army, along with a suggestion for a new book which ought to exist but has yet to be written.

Ilya Berkovich

For many years a member of the SAHR Council and still the chair of judges for our Student Essay Prize competitions, Ilya is currently a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and is the author of Motivation in War: The Experience of Common Soldiers in Old-Regime Europe (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

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William Butler

Dr Butler is Associate Lecturer in British and Irish History at the University of Kent, author of The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1945 (Manchester University Press, 2016) – runner-up for the 2016 Templer Medal – and co-author of Military Recruitment in Ireland during the First World War (forthcoming).

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Erica Charters

Dr Erica Charters is Associate Professor at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and author of Disease, War, and the Imperial State: The Welfare of the British Armed Forces during the Seven Years War (Chicago, 2014), and co-editor of Civilians and War in Europe, 1618-1815 (Liverpool, 2012).

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Stephen Ede-Borrett

Stephen Ede-Borrett is Chairman of the Pike and Shot Society (www.pikeandshotsociety.org) and author of Lostwithiel 1644: The Campaign and the Battles (London: Pike and Shot Society, 2004) and The Army of James II (Helion: Solihull, 2017)

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James Holland

James Holland is co-founder, co-chair and programme director of the Chalke Valley History Festival, author of, amongst others, Fortress Malta: An Island Under Siege 1940-43 (Orion 2003), Italy's Sorrow: a Year of War, 1944-1945 (Harper Press, 2008), The War in the West: A New History (Postscript, 2015-‘17)

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Andrew Lloyd MBE

Andrew Lloyd is Director of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT) - https://www.armymuseums.org.uk/

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John C. Mitcham

Dr Mitcham is Assistant Professor of History, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, USA), author of Race and Imperial Defence in the British World, 1870-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), shortlisted for the 2016 SAHR Templer Medal.

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Randall Nicol

Randall Nicol won the 2016 Templer Best First Book prize for his two-volume history of the Scots Guards in the Great War, Till the Trumpet Sounds Again (Solihull: Helion, 2016).

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Ismini Pells

Dr pels is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leicester. Editor of New Approaches to the Military History of the English Civil War: Proceedings of the First Helion And Company 'Century of the Soldier' Conference, 2015 (Helion, 2016); and author of ‘Scriptural Truths? Calvinist Internationalism and Military Professionalism in the Bible of Philip Skippon’, in R. F. W. Smith and G. Watson, Writing the lives of people and things, AD 500-1700 (Ashgate, 2016); ‘‘Stout Skippon hath a wound’: the medical treatment of parliament’s infantry commander following the battle of Naseby’, in A. J. Hooper and D. J. Appleby, Battle-Scarred: Mortality, Medical Care and Military Welfare in the British Civil Wars (Manchester University Press, forthcoming); and ‘Soliciting sympathy and the search for psychological trauma in seventeenth-century British Civil War maimed soldiers’ petitions’, in E. Peters and C. Richards, Early Modern Trauma (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming). Dr Pells is also a member of the SAHR Council and oversees our program of research grants.

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Jacqueline Reiter

Dr Reiter isauthor of The Late Lord: the life of John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2017) and a recent speaker in the Society’s university lectures program.

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Andrew Stewart

Dr Andrew Stewart FHEA, FRHistS, is author of The First Victory: The Second World War and the East Africa Campaign (Yale University Press, 2016) – shortlisted for the 2016 SAHR Templer Medal; The King’s Private Army: Protecting the British Royal Family during the Second World War (Helion and Company, 2016); Caen Controversy: The Battle for Sword Beach 1944 (Helion and Company, 2014); A Very British Experience: Coalition, Defence and Strategy in the Second World War (Sussex Academic Press, 2012); Empire Lost: Britain, the Dominions and the Second World War (Continuum, 2008).

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Ashley Truluck

Major General Ashley Truluck CB CBE, is Chairman of the Society for Army Historical Research.

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George Yagi

Dr Yagi is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and author of The Struggle for North America, 1754-1758, shortlisted for the 2016 SAHR Templer Medal.

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