Brave Mens Blood

Brave Mens Blood

  • Author: Ian Knight
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Price: 9.99

Review By : Adrian Greaves

Ian Knight's classic Brave Men's Blood, first published in 1990, has just been re-released in a new, handy-sized paperback edition. The book offers a complete history of the Anglo-Zulu War, and was originally intended to provide a popular history based on the latest acdemic research. It is also profusely illustrated with many photographs, drawings and engravings not then seen before - and many unpublished elsewhere since. There are also a series of detailed battle maps.

This edition is not quite as handsome as the original hardback from Greenhill Books - long out of print, but still available now and then on ebay - and it is easy to see where the savings have been made for this cheaper version. The original colour section at the front of the book is reproduced here in black and white, and the reduced size leaves the pages looking slightly cramped. But - there is no doubt it is excellent value, and the smaller size makes it an ideal travelling companion on those battlefield tours. Still a book which should have a place in every AZW collection, and it is good to see it generally available again.

BEST SELLER ** in the fifteen years since first  publication this book has sold over 25,000 copies.

Thursday 12th of January 2006 08:19:14 PM