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    Arrowpoints, Spearheads, and Knives of Prehistoric Times
    By Thomas Wilson, Foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Introduction by Kenneth Barnett Tankersley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A thorough history of the weapons and tools our prehistoric ancestors used to survive, this book reveals a world that will fascinate anyone interested in outdoor skills, ancient weapons, or anthropology. Thomas Wilson explains the many types of arrowheads, spears, and knives used by the peoples of the... [READ MORE]
    The Crossbow
    Its Military and Sporting History, Construction and Use
    By Ralph Payne-Gallwey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This unique exploration of a weapon used for centuries will fascinate historians and enthusiasts alike. The crossbow, probably introduced to England by the Norman invaders in 1066, was once considered so barbarous that it was prohibited as a "weapon hateful to God and unfit for Christians." Sir Ralph... [READ MORE]
    The Flintlock
    Its Origin, Development, and Use
    By Torsten Lenk, Edited by J. F. Hayward, Translated by G. A. Urquhart
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A groundbreaking treatise based on fifteen years of research, Torsten Lenk's classic study of the flintlock has been acclaimed for decades as the essential book on the subject. His passion for this historic weapon was almost as remarkable as his precision and his eye for detail. From his post as Director... [READ MORE]
    The Look of the Old West
    A Fully Illustrated Guide
    By William Foster-Harris, Illustrated by Evelyn Curro
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Illustrated with images of sabers, steamboats, handguns, hats, saddles, and more, this is a valuable resource for historians, re-enactors, costumers, and others. With encyclopedic knowledge and an extensive collection of Old West memorabilia handed down to him from Civil War veterans, cowboys, frontiersmen,... [READ MORE]
    Pirates: Predators of the Sea
    An Illustrated History
    By Angus Konstam, With Roger Michael Kean, Introduction by David Cordingly
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Pirate culture has occupied our imaginations for generations. But what were pirates really like? Here, take a tour of piracy from the ancient world through modern times, discovering the truth behind the myths. Perfect for a coffee table and substantial enough for any student of history, Pirates is the... [READ MORE]
    North American Bows, Arrows, and Quivers
    An Illustrated History
    By Otis Tufton Mason, Foreword by Steve Allely
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Otis Tufton Mason, the founder of the Anthropologist Society of Washington, details the history of the archery tools used by the native peoples throughout the North American continent. Hundreds of precise line drawings showcase the many varieties of bows, arrows, and quivers they crafted, and beautifully... [READ MORE]
    The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this massive collection (more than 800 pages!) irresistible. Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas... [READ MORE]
    The Operators
    Inside the World's Special Forces
    By Mike Ryan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Journalist and soldier Mike Ryan's access to restricted information is at the heart of this extraordinary look into the world of special forces and their tactics, training, and protocols. Ryan's web of military contacts in the U.S. and Europe allows him to tell the full stories of famous special forces... [READ MORE]
    1969
    The Year Everything Changed
    By Rob Kirkpatrick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For the fortieth anniversary of 1969, Rob Kirkpatrick takes a look back at a year when America witnessed many of the biggest landmark achievements, cataclysmic episodes, and generation-defining events in recent history. 1969 was the year that saw Apollo 11 land on the moon, the Cinderella stories of... [READ MORE]
    Death in the Sahara
    The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
    By Michael Asher, Foreword by Dean King
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara. In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new... [READ MORE]
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