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  • Mr. Gatling's Terrible Marvelby Julia Keller

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    A provocative look at the life and times of the man who created the original weapon of mass destruction Drawing on her investigative and literary talents, Julia Keller offers a riveting account of the invention of the world's first working machine gun. Through her portrait of its misunderstood creator, Richard Jordan Gatling-who naively hoped that... more...

  • Military Industry and Regional Defense Policyby Timothy D. Hoyt

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 168.00

    The case studies in this book demonstrate that in periods of high regional threat, military-industrial programmes in each state focused on maximizing the utility of available infrastructure. The products of these policies cannot be assessed by conventional means. more...

  • On Artilleryby Bruce I. Gudmundsson

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 107.00

    Gudmundsson tells the story of field artillery in the 20th century and its impact on the major conflicts of our time. Its purpose is to provide the reader--whether artilleryman or not--with hitherto unavailable insights on the role that artillery plays in the larger battle and how that has helped shape the world that we live in today. Unique aspects... more...

  • U.S. Armed Forces Arsenalby Samuel A. Southworth

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    A handy guide to the fearsome "hi-tech" weapons and modern equipment of today's American forces more...

  • Precision-guided Munitions and Human Suffering in Warby James Hickey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book seeks to answer the question: Do precision-guided munitions (PGMs) mitigate suffering in war, and have these weapons changed the way decisions regarding war and peace have been made? Answering this question helps us understand possible shifts in emphasis in modern warfare, both in terms of methods employed and of the greater concern placed... more...

  • Practical Handgun Ballisticsby Mason Williams

    Charles C Thomas 1980; US$ 29.95

    Concentrating on the practical aspects, this volume comprehensively covers handgun ballistics for law enforcement officers and civilian handgun enthusiasts. Separate segments are presented on an interior, exterior and terminal ballistics. Interior Ballistics includes information on the cartridge, handgun mechanisms, the revolver, the semi-automatic... more...

  • Ballisticsby Donald E. Carlucci; Sidney S. Jacobson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 169.95

    Providing new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon?s behavior in terms of pressure, stress,... more...

  • Official History of the Ministry of Munitions Volume Vby HMSO

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 21.99

    Volume V of XII.The foundation of the Munitions Ministry was a revolutionary step, coinciding with the 'shells scandal' in which the failure of a series of British attacks: Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert and Loos - was blamed on inadequate supplies of munitions. A press outcry was followed by questions in Parliament which threatened... more...

  • The Book of the Machine Gun 1917by F. V. Longstaff; A. Hilliard Atteridge

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    This book is a very important text for any student of the development of the machine gun, and contains details of the history of this weapon from its inception to the mid-ppoint of the First World War. The evolution of the machine gun is detailed, followed by examples of the use of the wepon in war, and particularly in the Russo-Japanese War.Tactics... more...

  • Handbook of Enemy Ammunition: German Small Arms Ammunition, Grenades and Demolition Chargesby The War Office

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 13.99

    These handbooks were issued to all field units in contact with the enemy in Europe and Africa, and were intended for use by all personnel to help them recognise enemy ammunition. Specialist personnel were then trained to handle and disarm/destroy the ammunition so found. Each pamphlet covers a number of items, and this issue covers German Small Arms... more...