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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
War of the Austrian Succession

1-215220 Anderson, M.S. THE WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION: 1740-1748 Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the Habsurgs. Soon, Austria, Prussia, France, Britain, Spain, Bavaria, Saxony, and the Netherlands were embroiled in their different but interlocking power struggles, with profound long-term significance for Europe and beyond.

The war marks the rise of Prussia to great-power status, and the opening of the struggle between France and Britain for maritime supremacy and colonial empire in North America, the Caribbean and India. This book examines the war and its consequences in their widest context. 1 vol, 260 pgs 1995 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE PRESS
NEW-pb ......$71.00 rct

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1-78301 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V1 Mollwitz 1741 Brief abstract has extracted the battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, REPRINT of 1893 Ed ......$6.00

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2-78302 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V2 Chotusitz 1742 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2004 UK, POTSDAM PUBLICATIONS
NEW-softcover, REPRINT of 1893 Ed ......$6.00

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1-78304 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V4 Sohr 1745 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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2-78304 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V4 Sohr 1745 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2004 UK, POTSDAM PUBLICATIONS
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1-78305 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V5 Lobositz 1757 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-78310 Carlyle, Thomas edited by Cyril Ransome BATTLES OF FREDERICK THE GREAT:V10 Zorndorf 1758 Brief abstract has extracted the Battle portions from the classic (10) volume set by the author on Frederick the Great, maps. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-209500 Harding, Richard THE EMERGENCE OF BRITAIN'S GLOBAL NAVAL SUPREMACY: The War of 1739-1748 The British involvement in the war of 1739-1748 has been generally neglected. Standing between the great victories of Marlborough in the War of Spanish Succession [1701-1713] and the even greater victories of the Seven Years War [1756-1763], it has been dismissed as inconclusive and incompetently managed. This book brings together the political and operational conduct of the war to explore its contribution to a critical development in British history during the 18th century -- the emergence of Britain as the paramount global naval power.

The war posed a unique set of problems for British politicians, statesmen and servicemen. They had to overcome domestic and diplomatic crises, culminating in the rebellion of 1745 and the threat of French invasion. Yet, far from being incompetent, these people handled the crises and learned a great deal about the conduct of global warfare. The changes they made and decisions they took prepared Britain for the decisive Anglo-French clash of arms in the Seven Years War. In this misunderstood war lie some of the key factors that made Britain the greatest naval power for the next 150 years. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2013 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
NEW-softcover, available mid September 2015 ......$35.00

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1-215520 Johnston, Arran ON GLADSMUIR SHALL THE BATTLE BE! The Battle of Prestonpans 1745 In the summer of 1745, a charismatic (but inexperienced) young Prince sailed to Scotland - determined to wrest the crowns of Great Britain from the head of George II. In a few short weeks, he raised an army large enough to challenge the government's forces in Scotland and, against the odds, stormed to a shocking victory over them at the Battle of Prestonpans.

Celebrated ever since in song and art, Prestonpans nevertheless proved to be a false dawn on the road to defeat at the Battle of Culloden seven months later, but without his victory at Prestonpans and all the opportunities it provided, Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie') could never have invaded England and his short uprising would then have been but a footnote in the history of Georgian Britain. Includes 25 black and white illustrations and 13 maps.

This book pieces together the events of the Prestonpans campaign and focuses on the week of the battle. Uses eyewitness testimonies and close scrutiny of the evidence presented to the Board of Inquiry in 1746 to understand the buildup to the battle from an individual, as well as strategic, level. Such an understanding is revealed as critical, as the effects of morale, landscape, and personality are shown to have determined the fate of the battle far more than the relative power of broadsword and bayonet.

The book opens with an exploration of the battlefield area prior to the Rising, before analyzing the political and military strengths and weaknesses of the opposing causes, including information on the career of Sir John Cope. After following the opening campaign in the Highlands, the reader is then taken on a detailed day-by-day journey through the week leading to the battle.

The account of the engagement itself - driven by eyewitness testimony and contemporary evidence - also incorporates the latest archaeological analysis of the site to create the most detailed and engaging presentation yet of this famous and dramatic event. Its aftermath and legacy, both on a local and national level, is then considered before the book concludes with a look at the changes which have occurred across the battlefield landscape up to the present day. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-dj, available mid November 2017 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-49851 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V1 - French Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry,Foreign Troops, Guards, Masion du Roi, Legeres, Gendarmerie, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawing 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-498512 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V12 - Naval Warfare 1739-4 8.5x11, details of the Danish, French, Genoese, British, Dutch, Piedmont-Sardinia, Russia, Spain,Sweden, the two Sicilies and Barbary Pirates, list of ships, battle history etc 1 vol, 76 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49852 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V2 - British Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Highlanders, Marines, Guard/Fusileers, Militia, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 38 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49853 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V3 - Dutch Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49854 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V4 - Spanish Uniform Guide 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49857 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V7 - Swedish & Russians 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49858 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V8 - Italian States 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry, Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-49859 Manley, Stephen WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCESSION V9 - Danish & German State 8.5x11, uniform details of line Infantry/Cavalry,Artillery/Support troops, b/w drawings for Denmark, Hanover, Bavaria, Paltinate, Saxony, and Hesse. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-73060 Mitchell, James J. WAR OF AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION IN NORTH AMERICA, THE 8.5x11, a brief survey of the events in America,covers Nova Scotia/Louisbourg and the skirmishes between the French & Indian allies against the New Englanders, color and b/w illust/maps/flags. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2003 USA, SEVEN YEARS WAR BOOK
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1-44044 Saperson, C.A. and Lenton J.R. NAVY LISTS, V4:WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION While the majority of the list is British this is all there is on this period, 1740-1748. 1 vol, 43 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-211940 Skrine, F FONTENOY AND GREAT BRITAIN'S SHARE IN THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION 1741-48 2016 reissue. Facsimile of 1906 edition, 394-page quality hardback edition. Includes seven plates and two maps, This is by far the most famous study of the Battle of Fontenoy and an essential read for the campaign. 1 vol, 394 pgs 2016 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
NEW-hardcover, available late July 2016 ......$40.00 rct

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1-48040 Skrine, F.H. FONTENOY & G.B.'s SHARE IN THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION Classic account of Great Britain's role in the War of Austrian Succession, in the style of Savory (2) folding maps, five plates, index. 1 vol, 412 pgs 1997 UK, TERRY WISE
NEW-hardcover, reprint 1806 ed. ......$100.00

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1-206471 Wilson, David THE FRENCH WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION 1740-1748 - Volume 1: Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment Another nicely done Partizan Press uniform guide. Thicker than most at 300 pages.

Provides accurate information for the French army during the War of the Austrian Succession and as such it is relevant to that time frame. The uniforms were basically same from the late 1720's till after the Seven Years War (except for the addition of lapels to infantry uniforms in the late 1750's).

They took a more austere appearance following the clothing regulations of 1730's, which reflected both moral ideals against ostentation with just a little bit of economy -- the heavy embroidery on the officers coats, the colored waistcoats and breeches disappeared, except in the foreign units, but then again, the regulations were never completely respected. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2014 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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