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1st Reply From: Jasminjo2@aol.com Subject: Crimean War Books-Reply Date: March 17, 2010 3:45:55 PM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Not exactly on the war itself but with some fascinating sidelights on the formation and contesting of memory, there is Jane Robinson's "Mary Seacole; The most Famous Black Woman of the Victorian Age" London/New York 2004. Robinson isn't an academic historian but her account of Seacole's turbulent post-Crimean career has a bit to say about how she was remembered- especially in elite military circles, who kept raising subscriptions to keep her financially solvent. She appears also to have been popular with the common soldiers but they were less likely to be chipping in cash when the appeals were made. Obviously there was a big war over memory going on between Seacole's rather traditional "camp follower" style of support to the troops (a version of the French "cantiniere" approach) and Florence Nightingale's much more bureaucratic and bourgeois approach. Brian G H Ditcham email@example.com_ (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) 2nd Reply From: Kuehn, John Dr CIV USA TRADOC <email@example.com> Subject: RE: QUERY: Crimean War Books (UNCLASSIFIED) Date: March 18, 2010 10:38:29 AM EDT To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> An absolutely essential new piece of scholarship on the war is the book by Andrew Lambert: The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy, 1853-56 (War, Armed Forces and Society). Manchester University Press, 1991. Lambert's other books on the Victorian navy also address the role of maritime strategy in the outcome of the Crimean War. Too often the Highlanders, the 17th Lancers, and Lord Raglan distract us from the entire context of the war. Vr, John John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Military History Curriculum Developer Department of Military History U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS "Present preparedness must not be sacrificed to an illusory future readiness. National emergencies cannot be foreseen and must be met by existing forces." The General Board of the Navy, January 1933 -----Original Message----- From: Bob Henson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Crimean War Research Date: March 16, 2010 2:52:22 PM EDT To: H-War Listserv <email@example.com> I'm a graduate student working on a Masters thesis on the Crimean War, and specifically the ways that veterans took control of the post-war memory of the war. I've been having trouble finding a large amount of recent, scholarly secondary material on the war, as a great deal of the writing is being done by amateur historians. Can anyone offer some advice on good recent monographs on the war, or a central secondary work that is of utmost importance? Thank you, Bob Henson University of Cincinnati ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----