01 April 2018

Coming This Fall. . .

I've just placed my advance order for this forthcoming book via Amazon.

Please forgive me if this is old news, but I have only just stumbled across this particular book, and thought that it might be nice to share the news with anyone else who might have an interest in the subject.  If any of you have searched in vain for the out-of-print Instrument of War by Christopher Duffy, you'll have noticed that the book has appreciated since it first appeared.  To the tune of several hundred US dollars, and in a few cases, copies of said book exceed US$1000.  Um. . .  right.

While I consider the Grand Duchess and myself to be quite comfortable at this point in our lives, I cannot imagine dropping quite that much on a single used book.  So, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Duffy has a new (revised?) edition on the Austrian Army of the Seven Years War period due out this fall.  If, like me, your pockets are not infinitely deep, this might be an interesting and useful addition to your library.  Instrument of War will become available on Amazon in Early November 2018, and you can place an advance order here.

-- Stokes

7 comments:

Prince Lupus said...

Hope this isn't another of your April Fools!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

No, no! This one is quite real as far as I can tell.

-- Stokes

Robbie Rodiss said...

Thanks for that Stokes I wasnt aware of the re print. I missed out on buying the book the first time around and when I saw the prices I wrote it off as unobtainable.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

You're welcome, Robbie! I too was pleased to discover the forthcoming book in light of the prices being asked for used copies of the original. The term 'jaw-dropping' comes to mind (among others).

Best Regards,

Stokes

Martin said...

Hiya Stokes!

This is good news indeed! I am relieved that it isn't an April Fool's prank, because I swallowed it ... hook, line, and sinker! I have wanted to add this to my collection for a long time, but the cost was a deal breaker. I wish that a more reasonably priced reprint of Savory's book on the British Army in the Seven Year's War was available as well. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Martin

Benjamin of Wight said...

Crikey is my copy worth that much?!

David said...

I do hope this is not a heavily revised new edition! I have the two originals but if that were so I'd have to buy the new ones too...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's just a reprint. ;-)

Cheers,

David.

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