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Fighting with the German Longsword
by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Henry Tobler presents a how-to course of study for learning Liechtenauer's secret art. Topics include the concepts of timing, distance, and initiative, ...

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—Updated Dec 3, 2005



The Art of Dueling: Salvator Fabris' rapier fencing treatise of 1606
by Salvator Fabris

The Italian Rapier has held a special place in the history of European swordsmanship. Famous for generations after his death, Salvatore Fabris became the personal ...

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If I could own only one translation of an historical rapier fencing treatise, it would be this one. This is by far the most complete work to date regarding the art of Italian rapier fencing. In my opinion Tom Leoni cannot receive enough praise for this incredible piece ...
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—Updated Nov 4, 2005



Arte of Defence: An Introduction to the Use of the Rapier
by William E. Wilson

No sword and no historical style of swordsmanship is as romanticized as is the rapier of the Italian Renaissance. From the quarrels, brawls and duels of Shakespeare ...

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This is an excellent book for those wishing to learn the proper use of the rapier. William Wilson really breaks it down into an easy to follow format. From the actual usage of the rapier, to the philosophy behind its usage, William Wilson provides a clear picture that ...
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—Updated Nov 4, 2005



The Viking Art of War (Greenhill Military Paperback)
by Paddy Griffith

In this thought-provoking book the author ex plores the Viking art of war in theory and practice, address ing such topics as strategic mobility, operational ...

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This book left me rather flat. First of all the title is very misleading. While it does provide some insight into the Viking culture it only barely scratches the surface of warfare during the Viking age. Overall this book was somewhat of a disappointment. The author ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods And Techniques
by John Clements

From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, ...

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This is the first book I bought regarding medieval swordsmanship. Even though there are more comprehensive works out there, this book still provides and excellent beginning for the novice practitioner. The book is uncluttered and easy to follow and has a surprising ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



Something of Value
by Robert Ruark

Something of Value is a novel based on events that took place in Kenya Colony during the violent Mau Mau insurrection of the 1950s, an uprising that was confined ...

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After reading this book, Robert Ruark’s unforgettable story of life in post WWII Kenya will forever be ingrained in my mind. This is a true classic example of great literature. It’s the frightening story of the Mau Mau uprisings during the 1950s and the lives of the ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



The Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
by R. Ewart Oakeshott

Premodern weapons of war receive a tremendously detailed and thorough accounting in this volume — the work of a noted authority on medieval arms in Europe. ...

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E. Oakeshott was in my opinion one of the pre-eminent authorities on pre-modern age weaponry and this book reflects that. This book is written in a style that is easy to read and keeps the readers attention. The research is excellent and readily conveys Oakshotts vast ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



Italian Rapier Combat: Ridolfo Capo Ferro's 'Gran Simulacro'
by Ridolfo Capo Ferro, Ridolfo Capoferro

This beautifully-illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime ...

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This translation is a must have for any serious student of the rapier. The work that went into bringing this piece of history to life is nothing short of amazing. Cappo Ferro techniques are explained quit clearly and the plates leave little room for error. This book ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



Winchester: An American Legend: The Official History of Winchester Firearms and Ammunition from 1849 to the Present
by R.L. Wilson

No arms maker in history has captured the imagination in the way Winchester has: rifles, shotguns, and ammunition famous the world over for craftsmanship, design ...

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While this book is somewhat soft in its technical merit, it contains some of the most outstanding photographs I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. This book truly highlights Winchester’s evolution from its early beginnings through the pre-64 model 70 and will make ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005



Warfare in the Ancient World**OUT OF PRINT**
by John Winthrop Hackett

Warfare in the Ancient World offers a complete, authoritative, and accessible record of how war was waged in antiquity. Coverage extends to all regions of the ...

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This is a very comprehensive work containing information regarding the structure and order of battle in the classical world, from ancient Greece to late Christian era Rome. There is also a time line running throughout the book showcasing major events of the various ...
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—Updated Aug 9, 2005









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