|Swords and Daggers: An Illustrated Handbook|
by Eduard Wagner
Indispensable reference traces development of hand weapons from ancient times to the 20th century — from 3,000-year-old bronze swords to a short saber with a double curved blade used in World War I. 253 black-and-white illustrations.
|$14.95||Tanks and Armored Vehicles|
by Bruce LaFontaine
Forty-four illustrations: the "Little Willie" (1915), Rolls Royce armored scout car (1916), German Panzer III (1940), American M4 Sherman tank (1942), more. Captions.
|The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry|
by R. Ewart Oakeshott
Tremendously detailed and thorough account of premodern weapons of war — from the prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages and the breakup of the Roman Empire, to the Viking era and the Age of Chivalry. read more
|$15.95||The Art of War|
by W. P. Craighill
G. H. Mendell
Jomini's firsthand reports of the Napoleonic Wars are the most authoritative accounts available. In both historic and practical terms, his landmark work remains the definitive guide to strategy and tactics. read more
|The Art of War|
by Niccolò Machiavelli
Machiavelli's revolutionary 1520 work clearly states and discusses military organization and strategy: handling recruitment and weapons, motivating troops, demoralizing enemies, and achieving tactical and strategic advantages.
|$10.95||The Art of War|
by Sun Tzu
Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons of the year; much more.
|The Battle of Gettysburg: A Soldier's First-Hand Account|
by Frank A., Col. Haskel
Vivid eyewitness accounts of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, marks of battle, and burial of the dead. 2 maps.
|$6.95||The Battles that Changed History|
by Fletcher Pratt
Historian profiles 16 crucial conflicts, ancient to modern, that changed the course of Western civilization. Gripping accounts of battles led by Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Ulysses S. Grant, other commanders. 27 maps.
|The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines|
by Ralph Payne-Gallwey
Fascinating study traces history and use of crossbow as military and sporting weapon, from Middle Ages to modern times. Also covers related weapons: balistas, catapults, Turkish bows, more. Over 240 illustrations. read more
|$24.95||The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations|
by Sir Richard F. Burton
Eloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more.
|The Civil War: A Concise History and Picture Sourcebook|
by John Grafton
More than 175 black-and-white illustrations from rare periodicals capture sweeping drama of the conflict, from opening shots fired upon Fort Sumter in 1861 to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox in 1865.
|$16.95||The Dictionary of Espionage: Spyspeak into English|
by Joseph Goulden
What's a black bag job, a dead-letter drop, a honey trap? Fascinating, readable presentation of definitions defines the lingo and operations of the CIA, MI5, Mossad, the KGB, and other top-secret organizations. read more