The Great Explosion: Gunpowder The Great War And The Anatomy Of Disaster

The Great Explosion by Brian Dillon: a masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable place In April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish marshes. The resulting series of explosions killed 108 people and injured many more. In a brilliant piece of storytelling, Brian Dillon recreates the events of that terrible day - and, in so doing...

Submarine Torpedo Tactics: An American History

Never-before-published, firsthand accounts of under-sea action presented with a summary of torpedo tactics illustrate how a submarine's crew can hit a target trying to avoid being hit. Legendary figures in American submarine history come to life in actual logs of undersea warfare, and in accounts of sailors who were in the van of torpedo tactics development. The technology is explained in detail, showing how American subs have been s...

Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was one of the most profound developments in the history of military and aerospace technology. A remarkable cast of characters developed the Predator, including a former Israeli inventor who turned his Los Angeles garage into a drone laboratory, two ...

Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

You've seen it in TV shows, movies, the holsters of local law enforcement, and maybe even in a shady back alley somewhere — but how and when did the Glock become so prevalent? Glock: The Rise of America's Gun ($16) tells that story from its early 1980's origins in Austria through its rise as the preferred handgun of a huge number of rappers and Americans.

Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms

If you're an avid gun collector or a gun dealer, this is the book for you. Helped me narrow down my Model 1896 (a rare one) much more specifically than internet guesswork. Would definitely buy again. A handy reference guide with all the information you need on Colt firearms in one place, rather than scattered over the internet. The ultimate reference guide for every Colt enthusiast! In Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition, y...

Mil Mi-24 Hind Gunship (osprey New Vanguard 171)

With its distinctive double-cockpit design, the Mi-24 'Hind' is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved near-legendary status in the annals of military history. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is now employed by militaries across the world. Written by an expert on the 'Hind', and drawing on manufacturing ...

Gun Digest 2011

The definitive resource for firearms enthusiasts, "Gun Digest 2011" is the firearm industry's answer to an annual report to customers. You can gain all the latest trend information from product reports by top-name authorities and access the one-of-a-kind catalogue index with exhaustive illustrations of major and lesser-known brands of firearms, and valuable contact information. The extensive editorial well carries carefully researche...

Newhall Shooting - A Tactical Analysis: An inside look at the most tragic and influential police gunfight of the modern era. (Concealed Carry Series)

Mike Wood is an Air Force pilot with over 550 combat hours in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and the son of a 30 year California Highway Patrolman. He is a graduate of multiple government and commercial firearms training programs (including Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Lethal Force Institute, and Massad Ayoob Group), and a lifelong student of self defense. As the son of a California Highway Patrolman who w...

Samurai Tales: Courage, Fidelity And Revenge In The Final Years Of The Shogun

This, like Mr. Hillsborough's other works on the samurai of the late Edo period, is a solid work. He presents many aspects of samurai life,one seldom sees in military histories or period movies/tv. My only beef was that this volume was not identified as a new edition of Mr. Hillsborough's "Samurai Sketches", which I already had in my library. It's a good book but if you own one, you wont need the other. The final years of the samurai...