This War without an Enemy: A History of the English Civil Wars/Richard Ollard. Atheneum. Hardcover. US First edition 1976. Out of print. Condition: Good, some slight edge damage and creasing to dustcover. ISBN 0689107595
Widely praised by historians as a general survey of rare quality and the best popular study of the Civil Wars of the seventeenth-century available to the general reader, this well-informed account of the complex events and issues of the period covers the political background as fully as the great battles and sieges.
Whilst the book takes a fresh view of the unparalleled series of events that led up to Cromwell’s astonishing period of ascendancy at home and abroad, it also examines what life was like during the war and how the impact of these national shocks was felt in both social and professional life.
Illustrated throughout with many maps, diagrams, photographs, paintings and other artwork of the period.