Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Book Reviews for Of Sorts for Provincials
"This book sheds much light on this long neglected area and will be of immense value to historians and collectors alike."
Don Troiani, Military Artist and Historian
"Jim Mullins has done what no other arms scholar has yet attempted in such detail,"
Erik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
"...excellent full color photography...The book is a significant addition to the documentation on this period of our history."Muzzleblasts Magazine, December 2008
"The subject of the arms and accoutrements used by the American provincial soldier during the Seven Years' War is one of least understood topics of American military material culture research. In this single work Jim Mullins has compiled the equipment regulations for each colony and unraveled the often ambiguous descriptions of each object in a concise and easy to understand format. Spectacular full-color illustrations of rare surviving weapons, accoutrements, related objects and artworks along with Mullins' detailed text create an unparalleled study of the equipment of the American provincial soldier."
Christopher D. Fox The Anthony D. Pell Curator of Collections - Fort Ticonderoga