Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfar

Forty years ago, a majority of Americans were highly engaged in issues of war and peace. Whether to go to war or keep out of conflicts was a vital question at the heart of the country’s vibrant, if fractious, democracy. But American political consciousness has drifted. In the last decade, America has gone to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, while pursuing a new kind of warfare in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and Pakistan. National security iss...

50 Famous Firearms You’ve Got To Own: Rick Hacker’s Bucket List Of Guns

50 Famous Firearms You've Got to Own reveals shooting guru Richard Hacker's favorite guns and provides the ultimate wish list for every firearms enthusiast in America. After almost 40 years of shooting, researching and writing about guns, Hacker has narrowed down his must-have fi rearms list in this one-of-a kind guide. This book features: 50 of the world's best and most popular guns Stunning full-color photography of these breath-ta...

Gun Digest 2015, 69 Edition

Explore articles encompassing almost every firearms related topic in the 2015 edition of Gun Diges For years I looked forward to August because I knew that summer in Texas would be over in another two months and that the Gun Digest would hit the newsstands. Those were the days of the "classic" Gun Digest which was edited, written, printed and (I imagine) distributed by the late John Amber who could only be considered one of the great...

Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II

Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II is a thoroughly researched narrative of the Allied joint project to invade Burma by air. Beginning with its inception at the Quebec Conference of 1943 and continuing through Operation Thursday until the death of the brilliant British General Orde Wingate in March 1944, less than a month after the successful invasion of Burma, Project 9 details all aspects of this covert missio...

Mitsubishi Zero: Japan's Legendary Fighter

The Mitsubishi Zero is one of the great legendary fighter aircraft ever to have graced the skies. Symbolic of the might of Imperial Japan, she represented a peak of developmental prowess in the field of aviation during the early years of the Second World War. Engineered with maneuverability in mind, this lightweight, stripped-back aircraft had a performance that left her opponents totally outclassed. The dogfights she engaged in with...

Mauser Military Rifles of the World, 5th Edition

More Models — More Photos — More History Robert Ball, the world's foremost authority on Mauser military rifles, continues to scour the continents in search of more details and models of this ubiquitous rifle. His years of research and expertise culminate in this definitive, full-color Mauser reference. In this new edition, you'll find: Previously unknown variations Rare coverage of experimental weapons and prototypes Meticulously cat...

Line of Fire: Heroism, Tragedy, and Canada’s Police

Across Canada peace officers put their lives on the line every day. From John Fisk in 1804, the first known Canadian policeman killed in the line of duty, to the four RCMP officers shot to death in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, in 2005, renowned true crime writer Edward Butts takes a hard-hitting, compassionate, probing look at some of the stories involving the hundreds of Canadian law-enforcement officers who have found themselves in harm’s...

American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the Present

"In addition to being an interesting, well-researched, and well-written book, 'American Spies' is a thought-provoking [] analysis of the security and counterintelligence problems the United States faces today and in the future. It should be read by anyone who has a professional or personal interest in these areas."―Proceedings What's your secret? American Spies presents the stunning histories of more than forty Americans who spied ag...

Stürmgeschutze: Armoured Assault Guns (hitler's War Machine)

The Sturmgeschütz rumbling forward into action is one of the iconic images of World War II. As mobile assault guns, the StuGs were essentially designed as infantry support weapons, but they also proved themselves as highly effective tank destroyers. Written by Emmy Award winning author Bob Carruthers this fascinating study encompasses the design, development and combat history of the StuG II and IV. Drawing on a variety of rare prima...