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The Sword Through the Centuries

by Alfred Hutton Dover Publications (October 02, 2012)

Engrossing survey details the uses of such weapons as the two-hand sword, the rapier and its auxiliaries, dagger and small sword, broadsword, duelling sword, and sabre. 48 black-and-white illustrations.


My Adventures as a Spy

by Robert Baden-Powell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

This charming volume for younger readers, written during World War I by a British military hero, relates the basics of espionage — including disguise, passing messages, creating diversions, and other maneuvers....


Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States, 1861

by War Department Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Wealth of authentic information on Union Army life includes details of military discipline, rank and command, arms, and more. A must for serious Civil War historians, buffs, and battle scene reenactors.


A Yankee Private's Civil War

by Robert Hale Strong & Ashley Halsey Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Moving memoir by a writer who served as a teenaged Union recruit. True tales of punishment, revenge, devotion, and quiet heroism as well as survival methods of the average soldier.


The Story of the Malakand Field Force

by Winston Churchill Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

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....


The Duelling Handbook, 1829

by Joseph Hamilton Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

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....


The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations

by Sir Richard F. Burton Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Eloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more.


The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

by Edward Shepherd Creasy Dover Publications (April 05, 2012)

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.


Principles of Maritime Strategy

by Julian S. Corbett Dover Publications (March 05, 2012)

This brilliant exposition by a great strategist proposes that the key to maritime dominance lies in effective use of sea lines for communications and in denying that use to the enemy.


Cold Steel: The Art of Fencing with the Sabre

by Alfred Hutton & Ramon Martinez Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

This 1889 classic by a pioneer of modern fencing offers both technical and historical views of the art of the sabre. Topics include a variety of different strokes and parries, and associated weapons. 55 illustrations....


Old Sword Play: Techniques of the Great Masters

by Alfred Hutton Dover Publications (March 16, 2012)

Diagrams and detailed instruction in the use of the two-hand sword, rapier and dagger, broadsword and buckler, rapier and cloak, and dagger and cloak. For sword-play enthusiasts and anyone interested in self-defense....


Guns on the Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times to the Years of the Western Fur Trade

by Carl P. Russell Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Thoroughly documented reference identifies guns used in America during eastern settlement and westward expansion. The highly readable survey describes those who used and sold weapons as well as those who made...


The Book of the Crossbow: With an Additional Section on Catapults and Other Siege Engines

by Ralph Payne-Gallwey Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Fascinating study traces history and use of crossbow as military and sporting weapon, from Middle Ages to modern times. Also covers related weapons: balistas, catapults, Turkish bows, more. Over 240 illustrations....


Schools and Masters of Fencing: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century

by Egerton Castle Dover Publications (May 22, 2012)

The definitive work on fencing history and the art swordsmanship traces the sport from its rough beginnings to its latter-day refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and...


Principles of War

by Carl von Clausewitz Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

The most cited, most controversial, and most modern book on warfare. The author examines moral and psychological aspects of war: courage, audacity, self-sacrifice, the importance of morale and public opinion,...


The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

by A. T. Mahan Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

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.


The Art of War

by Sun Tzu Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Widely regarded as "The Oldest Military Treatise in the World," this landmark work covers principles of strategy, tactics, maneuvering, communication, and supplies; the use of terrain, fire, and the seasons...