|The Duelling Handbook, 1829|
by Joseph Hamilton
This 1829 manual offered advice on everything from withdrawal of challenges to weapons. Dramatic anecdotes recount duels arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile subjects.
|$9.95||The English Castle: An Account of Its Development as a Military Structure|
by A. Hamilton Thompson
This evocative survey traces the rise of fortresses across England and Wales, with 200 photographs, drawings, and plans. Sites include York Castle, Conway Castle, Dover Castle, and Kenilworth Castle.
|The Exercise of Armes: All 117 Engravings from the Classic 17th-Century Military Manual|
by Jacob De Gheyn
1607 masterpiece features 117 handsome copper engravings illustrating the handling of muskets, calivers, pikes. Meticulous portrait of 17th-century Dutch uniforms, weapons. New introduction and captions by J. B. Kist.
|$14.95||The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo|
by Edward Shepherd Creasy
Ranging from Marathon to Waterloo, this 1851 classic of military history chronicles the battles that changed the course of history, with gripping, authoritative analyses of key events. read more
|The Fighting Man of Japan: The Training and Exercises of the Samurai|
by F. J. Norman
Starting with an introduction to Japanese military history, this insider's view surveys the education of the nation's military and naval officers during the late 19th century. 32 illustrations, detailed descriptions of kenjutsu, sumo wrestling, and jujutsu.
|$5.95||The History and Art of Personal Combat|
by Arthur Wise
A comprehensive illustrated history of classical and historical swordsmanship, this volume details uses of the broadsword, two-hander, and rapier as well as the dagger, bayonet, and halberd. read more
|The History of Chivalry and Armour: With 60 Full-Color Plates|
by Dr. F. Kottenkamp
An incomparable study of the origins, codes, practices, and weaponry of knighthood. Engravings detailing pikes, crossbows, swords, daggers, siege towers, armor, and more have been reproduced from a rare 19th-century masterpiece. read more
|$22.95||The Illustrated Art of War|
by Sun Tzu
The world's earliest military treatise covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvers, and other ever-relevant topics with applications to business, law, and sports. This gift edition features color illustrations of Asian art treasures. read more
|The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783|
by A. T. Mahan
Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.
|$17.95||The Story of the Malakand Field Force|
by Winston Churchill
The great statesman was also a Nobel Prize–winning author. His first book chronicles an 1897 British military campaign against the tribes of the Northwest Frontier, in the vicinity of modern Pakistan and Afghanistan. read more
|Uniforms of the United States Army, 1774-1889, in Full Color|
by H. A. Ogden
Richly colored, hand-tinted prints portray U.S. army uniforms, from fatigues to full dress. Absolutely authentic in their painstaking detail, the 44 plates depict all ranks in full regalia. Captions.
|$9.95||Weapons and Armor|
by Harold M. Hart
Pictorial arsenal of war-making instruments offers over 1,400 royalty-free illustrations of battle-axes, bows & arrows, cannons, catapults, clubs, daggers, handguns, tanks, suits of armor, helmets, much more. read more