THE '45 is getting some extremely good reviews: 'Stripping away time-honoured misconceptions of the popular imagination and replacing them with hard factand original research, he presents a brilliant new perspective on the last attempt to seize the crowns of England and Scotland.' Tom Kyle, DAILY MAIL (11/4/03) '[Christopher Duffy] is a comfortingly traditional historian in that he sets out to use the best available information, including topography and meteorology, to explain something better than it has been explained before. He succeeds.' Robbie Hudson, SUNDAY TIMES (27/4/03) 'The '45 is the equivalent of Homer's Iliad or the tales of King Arthur. The narrative contains all the archetypes of great myth, but it actually happened... One of the great merits of Christopher Duffy's book is that he is alive to the mythical dimension. While subjecting the '45 to the disciplined scrutiny of a military historian, he is aware that the last Jacobite rising is not just another campaign... Christopher Duffy is the acclaimed and highly regarded doyen of eighteenth-century military history but he has excelled himself with this outstanding history.' Frank McLynn, THE HERALD - lead book review (12/4/03) 'Christopher Duffy's superb book provides the reality behind the romance. The detail in Duffy's bok is extraordinary. Equipped with his enthralling account and the many excellent maps that accompany it, the reader can reconstruct the Bonnie Prince's journey exactly. THE '45 emerges from the mists of the legends that have surrounded it and into the clear light of history. The Prince is seen not just as the doomed hero of romance but as a skilled and daring commander. Duffy's bookis military history at its very best and most enlightening.' LIVING HISTORY,May 2003 'Christopher Duffy's fresh account of The '45 is revolutionary in itself. Adopting an even-handed approach, he debunks a number of long-held myths. He has discovered that British support for the Jacobites was wider than previously supposed and has unearthed evidence of conspiracies within the British Army. In this important work the author, who formerly taught at Sandhurstand the Army Staff College, also assesses the campaign from a military pointof view.' SOLDIER, May 2003 'Christopher Duffy is the master of eighteenth-century European warfare, and in this well-written study he directs his gaze at the '45... A first-rate work, handsomely produced (including photographs) and attractively priced.' RUSI Jounal, August 2003 A two-part extract of THE '45 ran in THE SCOTSMAN on 29th and 31st March 03. So far there has been really good feed back from the other Scottish press and Christopher Duffy has beenpromoting in Scotland. THE '45 was Waterstone's Scottish Book of the Month for April and the launch event for THE '45 was held on Wednesday 9th April at Waterstones in Inverness. Christopher Duffy also did an event at Ottakars, Edinburgh, on Thursday 10th April, 6.30pm. Christopher Duffy has been interviewed for the EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS and will be attending the Edinburgh Festival in August. Review coverage is also expected in the following publications:THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPHHISTORY TODAYSCOTLAND ON SUNDAYEVENING TIMES (GLASGOW)THE DUNDEE COURIER & ADVERTISERTHE SUNDAY POST (DUNDEE)THE SCOTS MAGAZINESCOTTISH FIELDBORDER LIFE Radio coverage includes:BBC RADIO SCOTLAND interview onthe Gary Robertson ProgrammeRADIO BORDERS have run a competition for the book and given it a plugInterview with RADIO CLYDE
The first full history of the '45: 'He has excelled himself with this outstanding history. It is difficult to see what more now needs to be said about the '45' Glasgow Herald
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About the Author
Dr Christopher Duffy was a Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst. He is the author of numerous books and studies including THE ARMY OF FREDERICK THE GREAT and SIEGE WARFARE.