Military & Weapon History

There's a saying about war that religious pacifists will balk at: For the faithful, wars shall never cease. The referent is not physical bloody conflict, of course, but the spiritual and ideological wars we fight as Christians. We aren't warmongers by any stretch, but we are engaged in a spiritual struggle with the forces of darkness and ungodliness that requires vigilance, strength, and tactical savvy.

What does this have to do with books about war and weapons? Just this: that the wars fought with swords and rifles and hand grenades are in many ways symbolic of the less outwardly violent conflict we wage in God's name. War isn't like a wrestling match; one side isn't going to walk away from the mat, and there will be no handshaking when it's all over.

War means death. In its physical manifestation, it's nothing to glory over—destruction and carnage are bad, and there's nothing noble about men slitting each others' throats and blowing each other up.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Ancient Greek War and Weapons
by Haydn Middleton
from Heinemann Educational Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Greece (Location: HISW-ANGR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Arms and Armor Annual
by Robert Held
from Follett
for 6th-Adult
in Military & Weapon History (Location: HISV-MILIT)
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Art of the Catapult
by William Gurstelle
from Chicago Review Press
for 9th-Adult
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Band of Brothers
by Stephen Ambrose, Foreword by Tom Hanks
25th anniversary from Simon and Schuster
for 10th-Adult
in WWII: European Theater (Location: HISA-20WW2E)
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Band of Brothers
by Stephen Ambrose
from Simon and Schuster
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Battlefields: Then & Now
by John Man & Tim Newark
from Macmillan
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Battles that Changed History
from Amber Books
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Bomb
by Steve Sheinkin
First Edition from Flash Point
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2013 Newbery Honor Book
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Combat Helicopters
by Jerry Scutts
from Mallard Press
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DK Eyewitness Visual Dictionary of Military Uniforms
DK Visual Dictionaries
from DK Publishing
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DK Eyewitness: Arms & Armor
DK Eyewitness Series
by Michele Byam
from DK Publishing
Military History for 4th-8th grade
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DK Eyewitness: Knight
DK Eyewitness Series
by Christopher Gravett
from DK Publishing
Middle Ages HIstory Reference for 4th-8th grade
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English Weapons & Warfare 449-1660
from Barnes & Noble
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Eyewitness Books: Battle
DK Eyewitness Series
by Richard Holmes
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Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
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Fighting the Flying Circus
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Firearms Curiosa
from Odysseus Editions
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Flat-tops: The Story of Aircraft Carriers
Landmark #121
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
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Flying Tigers
Landmark #105
by John Toland
from Random House
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Forts of Canada
by Leslie F. Hannon
from McClelland & Stewart
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General Washington's Army
by Marko Zlatich, Illustrated by Peter F. Copeland
2003 Printing from Osprey Publishing
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Going to War in the 19th Century
Armies of the Past
by Craig Dodd
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Great American Battles
Landmark Giant #17
by Robert Leckie
from Random House
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Great American Fighter Pilots of World War II
Landmark #96
by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
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Great Warplanes of the 1990s
by Bill Yenne
from Gallery Books
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Gulf War 1991
by Alastair Finlan
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Gun and Its Development
Firearms Classics Library
by W. W. Greener
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Guns of the Old West
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Helicopters
Usborne Beginners Plus
by Emily Bone
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History of the Sword - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
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by John Green
from Dover Publications
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How the Merrimac Won
by R.W. Daly
from Thomas Crowell
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How to Be a Samurai Warrior
by Fiona MacDonald
from National Geographic
for 4th-6th grade
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$5.95
In Times of Peril
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
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In Times of Peril
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
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Invaders
by Martin Windrow
from ARCO
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Jane's Pocket Guide Advanced Tactical Fighters
by Jeremy Flack
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Last Men Out
by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
1st Printing from Free Press
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Lexington Goes Down
by A. A. Hoehling
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from Robinson Curriculum
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March to Magdala
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from Robinson Curriculum
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Medal of Honor Heroes
Landmark #111
by Colonel Red Reeder
from Random House
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Men-of-War
Seafarers
by David Howarth
1st edition from Time-Life Books
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Landmark #119
by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
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Nelson and the Age of Fighting Sail
by Oliver Warner
from Harper & Row
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Pepperbox Firearms
from Odysseus Editions
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Price of Freedom: Americans at War
from Smithsonian Books
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by William Potter
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by William Potter
from Vision Forum
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