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Martin. 2001. London: Cassell & Co. 113 pp.
Rather than dealing with the current studies of women in combat
roles, van Crevald provides an historical perspective, clearly demonstrating
the mythical basis to claims of historical evidence of women in
of War: The Behavior of Men in Battle. Holmes, Richard. New
York: The Free Press.1989. Hardcover. Paperback.
the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence.
Buford, Bill. First American edition. New York and London: W. W.
Norton, 1992. Paperback.
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(Military Heritage Press edition, 1986; Viking paperback ed., 1995.)
Flight or Freeze: Implications of the Passive Fear Response for
Anxiety and Depression." Hamilton, Laurie, Ph.D. Phobia
Practice and Research Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1989):
into Battle: Fighting Tactics from Waterloo to the Near Future.
2nd ed. Griffith, Paddy. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1992. Paperback.
or Coward: Pressures Facing the Soldier in Battle. Dinter, Elmar.
Frank Cass: London, 1985. Hardcover. Paperback.
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The Biology of Violence. Niehoff, Debra. 1999. NY: The Free
Press. 353 pp.
This book is a pioneer work on the subject of the biological basis
of violence, and provides important insights.
Side of Man, The: Tracing the Origins of Male Violence. Michael
P. Ghiglieri. Reading, Mass: Perseu Books, 1999.
Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence. Wrangham and
Peterson. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996.
(Mariner Books, paperback edition.)
Germs, and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000
Years. Diamond, Jared. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998. Hardcover.
(Paperback edition available 6/1999.)
Apes, The : Meat Eating and Human Behavior. Craig B. Stanford.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999. Hardcover.
Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest.
Turner, Christy G. II and Turner, Jacqueline A. Salt Lake City:
University of Utah Press, 1999. Hardcover.
Warfare in the American Southwest. LeBlanc, Steven Salt Lake
City: University of Utah Press,1999. Hardcover.
Before Civilization: The Myth of the Peaceful Savage. Keeley,
Lawrence H. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover.
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Arizona: Holbrook Street Press, 1999. Paperback.
Portrait of the Israeli Soldier. Gal, Reuven. Westport, Connecticut:
Greenwood Press, Inc., 1986. Hardback.
Together in Time: Dance and Drill in Human History. McNeill,
William H. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995. Hardcover.
Wrestler''s Body: Identity and Ideology in North India. Alter,
Joseph S. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover
Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century.
Price, Brian. Boulder: Paladin Press. 508 pp. 2000.
An excellent and well illustrated resource on the topic of 14th
century European armour. Very nicely done, particularly for Paladin
Arms and Armour In Antiquity and the Middle Ages. LaCombe, Paul.
1996 (1907). Boutell, Charles, translator. Conshohocken, PA: Combined
Books, Inc. 296 pp.
Originally published in French in 1868, LaCombe took the somewhat
unique perspective of the ordinary fighting man. That combined with
the perspective of a scholar living in a period of transition into
modern warfare makes this book worth looking at.
& Armor of the Crusading Era 1059-1359: Islam, Easter Europe
PA: Nicolle, David. Stackpole Books,1999. Hardback.
Knight and His Weapons. Oakeshott, Ewart. Second Edition. Chester
Springs, Pennsylvania: Dufour Editions, Inc., 1997. Paperback.
Weapons and Warfare. Underwood, Richard. Stroud: Tempus Publishing,
and Armor of the Greeks. Snodgrass, A.M. Johns Hopkins University
Press, (original publication, 1967), updated 1999. Paperback.
and Armor of the Samurai: The History of Weaponry in Ancient Japan.
Turnbull, Stephen, Bottomley, I., Hopson, A.P.. New York: Random
House, 1996. Hardcover.
Complete Encyclopedia of Arms & Weapons: The most comprehensive
reference work ever published on arms and armor--with over 1,2000
illustrations. Tarassuk, Leonid and Blair, Claude. Editors...
(English translation of Enciclopedia Ragionata Delle Armi, 1979,
by Arnoldo Mondadori.) Bonanza Books. Crown Publishers, Inc., 1982.
Out of print.
Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor
in All Countries and in All Times: Together with Some Closely Related
Subjects. Stone, George Cameron. (Reprint of edition published
by The Southworth Press in 1934.) New York: Jack Brussel, 1961.
New Paperback Reprint.
Infantry Equipment: The Later Empire. Stephenson, Ian P. Stroud:
Tempus Publishing, Ltd., 1999. Weapons & Armor. Sietsema, Robert.
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Publishing Company, Inc.1978.
Arts & Systems (Weapons Use)
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Duel: Its Rise and Fall in Early Modern France. Billacois, Francois.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990. Hardcover.
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W. Smith. Via Media Publishing Co., 1999. Hardcover.
A Brazilian Art Form. Almeida, Bira. 1981. Palo Alto, CA: Sun
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of the Sword. Bazancourt, Baron Cesar De. Bangor, Maine: Laureate
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Tony. 1990. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
Fencing. Nadi, Aldo. 1996. Bangor: Laureate Press. Paperback.
Swordsmanship: The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut-and-Thrust
Swords. Clements, John. 1997. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press. Paperback.
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Elizabethan Fencing Manuals: His True Art of Defence (1594 -
Giacomo di Grassi); His Practice (1595 - Vincention Saviolo); Paradoxes
of Defence (1599 - George Silver); Bref Instructions Upon My Paradoxes
of Defence. 1972. Delmar, NY: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints.
Boxing & World Wrestling: Story & Practice. Gilbey,
John F. 1993. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. Paperback.
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the Body Becomes All Eyes : Paradigms, Discourses and Practices
of Power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian Martial Art. Zarilli,
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Silat: The Indonesian Fighting Arts. Alexander, Howard, Chambers,
Quintin, & Draeger, Donn F. 1970. Tokyo: Kodansha.
& Fighting Arts of the Indonesian Archipelago. Draeger,
Donn F. 1972. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle. Hardcover.
no kobudo. Yokose, Tomoyuki. Tokyo: Nippon Budokan, 2000. Hardback.
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Kodansha International, 1981. (Second printing, paperback.) Paperback.
Deity and the Sword: Katori Shintoryu. Otake Risuke. (Text in
English and Japanese.) 3 Vols. Tokyo, 1977-1978.
Martial Arts and Ways of Japan - Volumes 1-3. Classical Bujutsu.
The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, Vol. I. Draeger, Donn
F. New York: Weatherhill, 1973. Paperback.
Budo. The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, Vol. II. Draeger,
Donn F. New York: Weatherhill, 1973. Paperback. Modern Bujutsu and
Budo. The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, Vol. III. Draeger,
Donn F. New York: Weatherhill, 1974. Paperback.
Warriors: The Evolution of Japan's Military, 500-1300. Farris,
William Wayne. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992. Paperback.
Swords: The Rise of Private Warrior Power in Early Japan. Friday,
Karl F. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Paperback.
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Bujutsu: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan. Skoss, Diane,
ed. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Koryu Books, 1997. (Paperback.)
& Spirit: Classical Warrior Traditions of Japan. Volume 2.
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Arkana, 1985. Paperback.
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Martial Culture. Wiley, Mark.1997. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle
Company, 375 pp. Good
(and only) hoplogical perspective on Filipino martial culture.
Military & Warfare
Wars of the Ancient Greeks. Hanson, Victor Davis. London: Cassell,
Encyclopedia of Military History from 3500 B.C. to the Present.
Dupuy, R. Ernest and Dupuy, Trevor N. Second Revised Edition. New
York: Harper & Row, 1986.
Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture.
Poliakoff, Michael B. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
of Fire. Pressfield, Steven. New York: Doubleday, 1998. Hardcover.
"...an impressive new novel on the Greek/Persian battle of
Thermopylae. Pressfield has done some fine research not only into
the military and social history of the period and the peoples, but
he provides an unusually perceptive insight into a uniquely martial
people, the Spartans. In Gates of Fire, Pressfield has set a standard
of hoplological understanding and excellence that few specialist
non-fiction writers achieve, never mind novelists. We congratulate
him on an excellent piece of work on the Greek warrior, the hoplite."
Medieval Soldier In the Wars Of the Roses. Boardman, Andrew
W. Stroud: Sutton Publishing Co., 1998. Hardcover.
than Just a Game: The Military Nature of Greek Athletic Contests.
Nancy B. Reed. Paperback.
Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics among the New England
Indians. Malone, Patrick M. Baltimore: John Hopkins University
Press, 1993. Hardcover. Paperback.
The Battle for the West. Bradford, E. Da Capo Press, 1980. Paperback.
Western Way of War. Hanson, Victor David. Introduction by John
Keegan. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. Paperback.
For the Future: Will America Triumph. Peters, Ralph. Mechanicsburg,
PA: Stackpole Books. 210 pp.
Peters delivers a very interesting profile of modern, military geo-politics.
is approach is pertinent from both ends of the spectrum, from nation-states
(and trans-national powers) to individual members of the modern
Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle. Bolger, Daniel
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2000. Paperback.
and Our World. Keegan, John. New York: Vintage Books, a division
Random House, Inc., 1998. Paperback.
Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. Bowden, Mark. Atlantic Monthly
Press, 1999. Hardcover. A detailed account of the 1993 nightmare
operation in Mogadishu that left 18 American soldiers dead and many
more wounded. Bowden's narrative tells of how Rangers and elite
Delta Force troops embarked on a mission to capture a pair of high-ranking
deputies to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid only to find themselves
surrounded in a hostile African city... --John J. Miller, Amazon.com
Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command in Future War. Marshall,
S.L.A. Gloucester: Peter Smith, 1978. Hardcover.
Power: German and U.S. Army Performance, 1939-1945. van Creveld,
Martin L. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982. Hardcover.
Kind of War. Fehrenbach, T. R. 50th Anniversary Edition. Washington,
DC: Brassey's, 2000. Paperback.
Don't Shoot Back. Applegate, Rex and Janich, Mike D. 1998. Boulder:
Close Combat Files of Colonel Rex Applegate. Applegate, Rex
and Melson, Chuck. 1998. Boulder: Paladin Press.
Deadly Fource Encounters: What Cops Need to Know to Mentally and
Physically Prepare for and Survive a Gunfight. Artwohl, Dr.
Alexis and Christensen, Loren W. 1997. Boulder: Paladin Press. 264
pp. Fairly extensive clinical and anecdotal overview of all aspects
review of law enforcement gunfights and their aftermaths.
and Courage 2nd ed. Rachman, S.J. 1990. NY: W.H. Freeman &
Co. 405 pp. Comprehensively
covers all the known aspects of fear.
Or Get Killed. Applegate, Rex. 1962. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole
Tough. Fairbairn, William E. 1987. Boulder: Paladin Press. One
of the best, though brief, overviews of handgun combat.
Second Place Winner. Jordan, Bill. Hardcover. (Spanish Language
the Warrior's Edge. Siddle, Bruce K. 1995. Millstadt, IL: PPCT
Research Publications. 148 pp. Good information on neurological
and physiological reactions to stress, particularly relating to
vision. The book's biggest weakness is its lack of sources.
Tracking Operations: The Essential Guide for Military and Police
Trackers. Scott-Donelan, David. Boulder: Paladin Press, 1998.
170 pp. Paperback. Comprehensive guide to combat tracking with valuable
combat insights from an individual with extensive field experience.