Products in Military History, Weapons and Armor
|The Dictionary of Espionage: Spyspeak into English |
by Joseph Goulden, Peter Earnest
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.
|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.
|European Civil and Military Clothing |
by Sir Frederic Stibbert
Peerless archive of historical fashions features nearly 1,000 individual figures and accessories: priestesses and warriors of ancient Britain; elaborately coiffed ladies from the court of Versailles; knights in full regalia from many eras and countries.
|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.
|A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times |
by George Cameron Stone
Indispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500 individual photos and drawings, 875 detailed figures.
|Guns of the Old West: An Illustrated Guide |
by Charles Edward Chapel
Dramatic story of shoulder arms, hand guns, and other weapons also describes the men who used them. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of the Kentucky and Sharps rifle, Colt revolver, and much more. 499 black-and-white illustrations.
|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.
|History of the Sword |
by Bruce LaFontaine
Forty-four carefully researched, ready-to-color drawings depict swords and their bearers from prehistory through the 17th century. Detailed captions enhance this rich pictorial history for colorists, students of weaponry, and armchair adventurers.
|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.
|Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour |
by Lord Egerton of Tatton
Includes factual accounts of events from 200 BC to 1824, with illustrated descriptions of swords, helmets, daggers, shields, sabers, matchlock guns, and much more. New Introduction. 350 halftones and line illustrations.
|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, and other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.
|Instructions for His Generals |
by Frederick the Great, Gen. Thomas R. Phillips
King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, Frederick's brilliant theories on strategy are all explained in this vital text, in which he discusses such timeless considerations as leadership and the element of surprise. 12 illustrations.
|Knights and Armor Coloring Book |
by A. G. Smith
Historically accurate renderings of Vikings, Italian Condottiere, Spanish foot-soldiers, and luminaries such as Richard the Lion-Hearted document the evolution and development of personal armor and weapons through the centuries. 42 plates.
|Medieval Arms and Armor: A Pictorial Archive |
by J. H. von Hefner-Alteneck
Richly detailed images of authentic shields, swords, crossbows, helmets, and ornate suits of body armor for knights and their steeds. Descriptive notes. 100 black-and-white illustrations.
|Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons |
by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná, Jan Durdík
Over 400 accurate royalty-free illustrations depict items ranging from simple peasant tunics and robes to battle equipment and armor of warriors and fur-lined cloaks and brocaded garments of the aristocracy.