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DEFENSE

Defend Yourself :: Every Woman's Guide To Safeguarding Her Life
by Matt Thomas
One in five women will be attacked at some point in her life. Based on the self-defense approach currently being taught to thousands of women across the country, this book offers easily learned techniques women can use to protect themselves in a variety of dangerous situations.

Equalizers
by N. Mashiro
Learn how to utilize the intimidation and shock force even of unfamiliar weapons in this long-awaited fourth volume of the acclaimed Black Medicine series. Dr. Mashiro shows you how to pick up and operate modern spray and electric shock weapons, firearms, hatchets, knives, sticks, shields and more...

Fugitive :: How To Run, Hide & Survive
by Kenn Abaygo
If you're serious about going on the lam, this book may just save your life. Learn to build an evasion shelter, erect path guards, lose a pack of tracking dogs, enter the "Network" of people willing to assist evaders, apply natural camouflage and utilize primitive first aid skills.

How To Fight Back & Win :: The Joy Of Self Defense
by Judith Fein
Former military intelligence officer Fein has a black belt in tae kwan do. She brings her own self-defense program to readers through step-by-step lessons illustrated by photos that demonstrate stances and moves. She covers the basics of physical self-defense and of preventing rape and sexual assault, escaping from multiple assailants, and defending against armed attackers. As important as the physical techniques, she says, are the psychological elements involved (as in both fear of fighting and successfully fighting), the legal aspects of self-defense, preventing domestic violence, being protected at home and on the road, and the other skills women need to be streetwise. Key to her whole presentation is seeing self-defense skills as survival skills and that self-defense begins with self-esteem.

How to Prevail in Hostile Environments
by Xavier Maniguet
Surviving diving accidents, shipwrecks, desert hikes, avalanches, jungle travel, and other hazards is possible, according to Maniguet, who offers a large body of supporting advice, factual evidence, and true-adventure tales. Lists of myths precede his facts and amazing survival stories. He offers charts that delineate types of vaccines, medicines, snow, sharks, and snakes. His blend of anecdotes and how-to makes this a fascinating book for the armchair traveler as well as an essential guide for the daring one, whether camper or polar explorer.

In The Gravest Extreme :: Role Of The Firearm
by Massad Ayoob
Ayoob offers something rare, common sense. The book is not the usual testosterone overdosed rant about how to kill the bad guys it is a realistic view of how to avoid trouble and how to deal with trouble if it can not be avoided by a respected and seasoned police officer and educator.

Knife Self-Defense for Combat
by Michael Echanis
Like his stick fighting book,this is an excellent read as well. The techniques shown are brutally effective and easy to learn.Had this not been the case, Mr.Echanis would have never been selected to train hand-tohand instructors for the Special Ops.

No! No! No! :: A Woman's Guide To Personal Defense & Street Safety
by Kathy Long
Five-time world champion kickboxer Kathy Long shows women how to defend themselves in almost any situation. The first book on this subject by a woman who fights for a living, No! No! No! helps women become aware of potentially dangerous situations and equips them with skills to fight back.

Paintball! Strategies & Tactics
by Peter Wrenn

Stalk & Kill
by Adrian Gilbert
Military insiders would do well to eyeball this stalwart survey of an important yet understudied martial art. British historian Gilbert (Sniper: The World of Combat Sniping, 1995) begins with the American Revolution, works his way through major and minor wars, and concludes by pondering the role of snipers in present-day Bosnia. He writes, for example, of the Kentucky long rifle, which with its longer barrel and smaller bore became the best hunting weapon of its time (with a marksmanship potential highly prized by a nation of hardy, dead-eye hunters). British regulars, on the other hand, burdened with their inaccurate ``Brown Bess'' muskets, suffered heavily from canny, mobile American sharpshooters; Gilbert opines that the gap separating war and hunting can at times be a small one.

Survial / Fighting Knives
by Leroy Thompson
From the combat-tested, slash-and-thrust blade to me no-nonsense, general-purpose survival knife, this book shows you which type of blade suits your need best. For the man who really uses his knife, it covers utility blades, hollow-handled survival knives, survival kits, folders, combat and streetfighting knives and knife specs and evaluations.

The Farnam Method Of Defensive Shotgun & Rifle Shooting
by John Farnam
"Those who administer firearms programs for law enforcement agencies will find this book an excellent foundation for departmental guidelines or standard operating procedures." --- James Kielland, The New Gun Week, February 1998

The Koehler Method Of Guard Dog Training
by William Koehler
This book is one of Koehler's best. It contains the most effective methods for training dogs in the three levels of protection; alert, threat and attack. This book will take you through each level of of training with easily understood explainations and pictures.

The Truth About Self Protection
by Massad Ayoob
Ayoob's dynamic, no nonsense writing style "grabs" the reader right from the start and doesn't let go. This book in particular covers the full spectrum of considerations regarding so many aspects of self-protection. He covers the pros and cons of various methods of defense with sound advise leaving the reader with "options" so that you can choose what works best for your situation.

GUNS

AK47 :: The Complete Kalashnikov Family Of Assault Rifles
by Duncan Long
The Soviet AK47/AKM assault rifle is tough and dependable, and has spawned many spinoffs worldwide. These rifles are now available in the U.S., but solid information on them is scarce. Learn about specs, ammo and more - find out why the AK47 is the world's most widely used gun.

Ammo Forever :: The Complete What To Shoot & How Manual For Rifles & Shotguns
by Don Paul
Want to shoot more, pay less, and be more accurate? This book will help. It gives a lot of the basics of shotgun and rifle accuracy, cartridge reloading for beginners, and a wealth of tips and stories showing what NOT to do, as well as what to do better.

Black Powder Hobby Gunsmithing
by Sam Fadala
This book is a complete step by step reference for building, tuning, and repairing black powder rifles, pistols, and revolvers.

Boston On Guns & Courage
by Boston Party
Boston's on Guns and courage is well written. Many quotations from John Ross' book Unintended Consequences, as well as from patriots going back to the revolution of 1776, frame a nice discussion of the authors thesis, namely that the second amendment is the final guardian of the rest of the constitution.

Brassey's Essential Guide To Military Small Arms
by Derek Allsop
As a broad treatise on small arms design this volume generally succeeds. It does not include every possible design, but has good coverage of the important ones. Since the main contributors are Czech it's particularly strong on East bloc designs including a few obscure ones, which is an interesting contrast with most Western writings.

Do-It-Yourself Submachine Gun
by Gerard Metral
Build your own 9mm, blowback, selective-fire submachine gun that's as powerful as an Uzi or HK MP5 but has fewer parts and is more durable. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and machinist's drawings in this book. For academic study only.

Firearms For Survival
by Duncan Long

Firearms, Traps & Tools Of The Mountain Men
by Carl Parcher

Gunsmithing At Home
by John Traister
A complete step-by-step fully illustrated guide to the art of gunsmithing. Gunsmiths repair, refinish and/or customize any type of firearm. In the majority of cases, it's a matter of replacing broken or worn out parts. ...

Handloader's Digest
by Bob Bell

Home Workshop Guns :: The .22 Machine Pistol
by Bill Holmes
Detailed illustrations, clear photos, and thorough text show you how to make a sharp, reliable .22 machine pistol from scratch. Covers everything from choosing the right tools and materials to building the gun's major components to final finishing and bluing. For academic study only.

Home Workshop Guns :: The Handgun
by Bill Holmes
This is a clear and simple guide to building a semi- or full-auto pistol or a single-shot, falling-block handgun from common materials in the privacy of your home workshop. In addition to offering many alternative workshop gunsmithing tips, the author explains how each part and section of the gun is...

Infantry Combat - The Rifle Platoon :: An Interactive Excercise In Small-Unit Tactics & Leadership
by John Antal

Modern Weapons Caching :: A Down To Earth Approach To Beating The Government Gun Grab
by Benson Ragnar
Borrowing techniques used by the French Resistance in World War II and the Vietcong, Modern Weapons Caching is a practical "how-to" manual on safely sequestering firearms by constructing a foolproof cache guaranteed to weather the elements for years.

More Guns, Less Crime
by John Lott

Shooting Sports For Women :: A Practical Guide
by Laurie Morrow
Recent surveys indicate that many women make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. shooting sports market. The number involved has been rising at the rate of a half million participants per year. This very practical guide for outdoorswomen, covering both shotguns and riflery, is especially designed for those new to the shooting sports. The basics of firearms handling and shooting safety, as well as clothing and gear, are discussed in detail. There is also excellent advice relating to types of rifles and shotguns, how to find the proper fit, and purchasing them. Shooting stances and techniques are described as they relate to those afield as well as participants in shooting games, such as trap, skeet, and sporting clays. A convenient and quite comprehensive directory of sporting associations, shooting instructors, publications, dealers, gunsmiths, and shooting preserves is provided.

Super Shotguns :: How To Make Your Shotgun Into A Do-Everything Weapon
by Duncan Long
Duncan Long provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations for transforming a shotgun into a customized system that conforms to your body and pocketbook. Learn how to increase the shotgun's range and magazine capacity while reducing recoil with a few simple, inexpensive modifications.

That Every Man Be Armed ::
by Stephen Halbrook

The AR15/M16 :: A Practical Guide
by Duncan Long
Here is the definitive book on the rifle that has been the inspiration for so many modern assault rifle designs. Invaluable to the M16 owner, it includes info on grenade launchers, assembly/disassembly, conversion kits and modifications, troubleshooting, ballistics and ammunition, combat use,...

The Art Of The Rifle
by Jeff Cooper
"Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II," says Jeff Cooper, America's foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you...

The Complete Black Powder Handbook
by Sam Fadala

The Concealed Handgun Manual :: How To Choose, Carry & Shoot A Gun In Self Defense
by Chris Bird
Timely because more states continue to pass concealed-carry legislation, this comprehensive handbook contains information on current state regulations, beginning and advanced shooting instruction, and updated safety advice. This guide covers everything needed to understand these subjects and offers...

The Ultimate Sniper :: An Advanced Training Manual For Military & Police Snipers
by John Plaster
This highly readable and extremely valuable training book covers the practical, field-tested details of sniping's three great skill areas - marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Rifles, scopes, ballistics, target detection, stalking, hides, cammo, countersniping, special ops, police vs. military and much more.

To Ride, Shoot Straight, & Speak The Truth
by Jeff Cooper
Combat mind-set, proper sighting, tactical residential architecture, nuclear war - these are some of the many subjects explored by Jeff Cooper in this illustrated anthology. The author discusses various arms, fighting skills and the importance of knowing how to defend oneself, and one's honor, in...

NUCLEAR

America's Achilles Heel :: Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Terrorism
by Richard Falkenrath
It is far too easy to find shocking explanations of the biological weapons potential that do not describe some of the difficulties in their procurement and delivery. This "sexy" approach captures our attention and makes for good entertainment, but the 'Chicken Little' approach doesn't help us develop rational methods for dealing with the issue.

Nuclear War & You :: Before, During & After
by Jerrold Richards

Nuclear War Survival Skills
by Cresson Kearney
There are a number of do-it-yourself guides to civil defense available, but most seem to be aimed at hard-core survivalists who have crack outdoor skills, and lots of specialized equipment. This book is very different and is written for the average citizen by a former U.S. Army officer, field geologist and civil engineer who built and field-tested the "expedient" shelters described within while still employed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nuclear War Survival Skills :: What You & Your Family Can Do
by Cresson Kearney
How to put it plainly, this book is an ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE for anyone even remotely interested in empowering themselves in a Nuclear War. Though the book itself is a little out of date the facts it contains are emmensly important to know. It addresses myths & facts of Nuclear war, radiation, etc. You'd be surprised how well off you can actually be if you know what to do.

Survive The Coming Nuclear War
by Ronald Cruit

SPECIAL WEAPONS

Advanced Bowhunting Guide
by Roger Maynard

America's Special Forces :: Weapons, Missions, Training
by David Bohrer
Bohrer offers a timely look at these elite troops. The first five chapters provide an in-depth look at each of the military services' special operations, including a short history of the unit, qualifications to begin the rigorous training program, the actual training program, how the units are organized, the equipment and weapons used, and potential missions. The final chapter offers a short essay on their future. Although each service is examined in detail, almost half the book is dedicated to the Army's Green Berets and Rangers, who make up the majority of the special-operations forces. The book is lavishly illustrated with color photographs that enhance the well-written, easy-to-understand text. This book will have appeal to teens because of the on-going war against terrorism. It should be noted, however, that it was written prior to the war in Afghanistan. Hence, there is no information on current operations.

Basic Stick Fighting For Combat
by Michael Echanis
This book was one of the first of the post-Vietnam era "military martial arts" books. It is the third (and last) in a proposed series of nine books presenting Echanis' Special Forces applications of Hwarangdo. The author died while the book was in production, and it shows. The text is not nearly so detailed as in his first two books, and two sections were photographed using other people (one with his instructor, one with one of his training partners). Still, this book sports some excellent combat applications using various lengths of sticks. As in most Ohara books, the photos are of good quality. While many books have dealt with the topic of stick fighting in greater depth since this one was published, this book is a fine addition to the library of anyone who is interested in martial arts for combat.

Bowhunting Equipment & Skills
by Dwight Schuh
This book is the result of the authors bringing decades of personal field experience, not "war stories", to all who read it. Add to that the up-to-date tech information provided, the complicatied made simple of moderen archery equipment setup and the intricacies of traditional archery clearly explained makes this book a valuble addition to your archery and hunting library.

Everybody's Knife Bible :: The All-New Way To Use & Enjoy Your Knives In The Great Outdoors
by Don Paul

Home Workshop Explosives
by Uncle Fester
This book details the manufacture of demolition strength high explosives. The thorough and clear descriptions of the processes involved in making these explosives is possible because while I was in college, I used to like making these explosives for entertainment purposes. The book also details the further processing of the explosives into gelatine or plastique forms for greater safety in handling.

Knifemaking :: A Complete Guide To Crafting Knives, Handles & Sheaths
by Bo Bergman
If you're a blacksmith looking for tips on making knife blades, there's not a lot here for you. Sorry. But if you'd like to make a knife without building a forge or buying a stock-removal system, you're in the right place. This book was originally written for the Scandinavian market, and then translated into English. The people of Sweden, Norway and Finland often buy an inexpensive (locally made) knife blade, then assemble the handle from wood, or birch bark, antlers, brass spacers, etc...and make a leather and/or wooden sheath for themselves. They wind up with a 'custom' knife for the low price of a blade, their time, and a few natural materials they gather on the spot. This is a tradition in their part of the world, and this book shows how to do it, and do it very well. It has clearly translated instructions, good illustrations, it's well worth the asking price.

Modern Law Enforcement Weapons & Tactics
by Tom Ferguson

Put 'em Down, Take 'em Out :: Knife Fighting Techniques
by Don Pentecost
Anyone can be the subject of a knife attack. Maximize your chances for survival by learning realistic aspects of knife attack and defense. These deadly techniques were developed in the violence of Folsom Prison and go far beyond what you learn in karate class.

The Bowhunter's Handbook
by M James
Featuring tips on taking bowhunting skills to the next level, Bowhunters Handbook offers straight talk on selecting the proper equipment and accessories; expert strategies for making the shot happen; professional bow tuning tactics; even advice on camouflage. Includes a complete directory of manufacturers and bowhunting organizations. 500 photos.
 

WAR

Army Officer's Guide
by Lawrence Crocker
This book tells all the ins and outs of having a successful career in the Army. All the information you could ever want is in one place and at your fingertips. Every officer in the Army should have one despite rank or years of service. There is valuable information here for everyone. This book is especially valuable to OCS candidates, military school cadets, and ROTC cadets who want to start their career off right. You can't go wrong with this purchase.

Chemical Alert! :: A Community Action Handbook
by Marvin Thomas

Chemical Warfare Agents :: Toxicology & Treatment
by Timothy Marrs
This book is an accessible and authoritative guide to the practical medical management of victims of chemical warfare and offers an explanation of the underlying pharmacology and toxicology of the various agents. It discusses all major classical chemical warfare agents including nerve agents, vesicants, lung damaging agents, respiratory poisons, irritants and psychoactive agents covering the toxicology, pharmacology, human studies and treatment options for each class.

Close Quarter Combat :: A Soldier's Guide To Hand-To-Hand Fighting
by Leonard Holifield
This shocking manual takes you through the army's close-quarter combat system as taught by its master instructor. Find out how to break a man's arm after disarming him, do a bad guy with a bayonet or entrenching tool and many more battlefield techniques. For academic study only.

Fighting In The Streets :: A Manual Of Urban Guerilla Warfare
by Urbano
The only available comprehensive manual on urban guerilla warfare. It describes proven methods of street combat that have been tested in countless struggles worldwide. It is a no-nonsense "how-to" manual for armed resistance in today's urbanized "cement jungles."

First Responder Chem :: Bio Handbook
by Ben Venzke

Guidebook For Marines
by Marine Corps Assn

Guerrillas In The Mist : A Battlefield Guide To Clandestine Warfare
by Bob Newman
Learn every facet of the grim, violent world of guerrilla warfare: basic fieldcraft; mines and booby traps; tunnel construction and strategy; ambushes; urban and nocturnal tactics; interrogation, indoctrination and exploitation; psyops; and more. For academic study only.

Jet Stream - Part 1 Of WWIII :: The Breakup Of America - A 21st Century Thriller
by R Muehlberg

Military Manual of Self-Defense: A Complete Guide to Hand-To-Hand Combat
by Anthony Herbert
This is a very extensive book on the subject of Close Combat. It contains information on unarmed and armed combat, knife fighting and throwing, bayonet use, stick combat,use of improvised/expedient weapons and a detailed examination of just how (medically speaking) the blows you deliver cause the enemy to become disabled.

Resistance Warfare
by Carlos Jurado

Testing The War Weapons
by Timothy Mullin
This encyclopedia of war weapons contains all the critical details about more than 150 of the world's best, worst, most effective and most surprising rifles, sniper rifles and LMGs of the 20th century. The author was an infantry officer in the army, so he knows what to look for in a combat rifle

The Art Of Maneuver
by Robert Leonhard

The Art Of War
by Sun Tzu
The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory--pop out a different tool for any situation. Folded into this small package are compact views on resourcefulness, momentum, cunning, the profit motive, flexibility, integrity, secrecy, speed, positioning, surprise, deception, manipulation,...

The Close-Combat Files :: Of Colonel Rex Applegate
by Rex Applegate
This is the remarkable story of how Col. Rex Applegate, William Fairbairn, Eric Sykes and Wild Bill Donovan trained and employed OSS and MID commandos during WWII. Includes the facts behind the development of point shooting, knife fighting, hand-to-hand combat and a staggering number of other...

The Eleventh Plague :: The Politics Of Biological & Chemical Warfare
by Leonard Cole
The Eleventh Plague is a timely assessment of current realities and the obstacles to chemical and biological disarmament. In summary, it is a well-balanced and much needed presentation and it deserves to be read and debated.

Tomorrow When The War Began
by John Marsden

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