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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Air Forces of the World
by Sue Butterworth, editor
from Chartwell Books
for 9th-Adult
in Aviation History (Location: HISV-AVIA)
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America's White Table
by Margot Theis Raven, illustrated by Mike Benny
from Sleeping Bear Press
for Preschool-2nd grade
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by Haydn Middleton
from Heinemann Educational Books
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by Catriona Clarke
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Arms and Armor Annual
by Robert Held
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by William Gurstelle
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Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat
by R.G. Grant
from DK Publishing
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Battles of the Ancient World: 1285 BC ~ AD 451
by Kelly Devries, et. al
from Metro Books
for 6th-8th grade
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Bomb
by Steve Sheinkin
First Edition from Flash Point
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2013 Newbery Honor Book, 2013 Robert F. Sibert Medal winner
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by Steve Sheinkin
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Combat Aircraft Library
by Paul A. Jackson
from Crescent Books
for Adult
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By the Sword
by Richard Cohen
from Modern Library
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by Alistair MacLean
from Doubleday & Company
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by Foster Hailey and Milton Lancelot
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by Arnold Hague
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for Adult
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DK Visual Dictionaries
from DK Publishing
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DK Eyewitness Series
by Michele Byam
from DK Publishing
Military History for 4th-8th grade
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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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by Richard Holmes
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
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DK Eyewitness Series
by Christopher Gravett
from DK Publishing
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by Rebecca Locklear
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by Mairi MacKinnon
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by Captain Eddie V. Rickenbacker
1965 Edition from Doubleday & Company
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by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
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by Robin Higham and Abigail Siddall, editors
from Iowa State University Press
for Adult
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by S. Paul Johnston
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for Adult
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Landmark #105
by John Toland
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by Harold L. Peterson
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by Leslie F. Hannon
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for 6th-12th grade
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by Marko Zlatich, Illustrated by Peter F. Copeland
2003 Printing from Osprey Publishing
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by Craig Dodd
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by Robert Leckie
from Random House
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by Robert D. Loomis
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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by Bill Yenne
from Gallery Books
for 9th-Adult
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from Osprey Publishing
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by W. W. Greener
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from Odysseus Editions
for 10th-Adult
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by Emily Bone
from Usborne
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by Herbert Molloy Mason, Jr.
1st edition from J.B. Lippincott Co.
for Adult
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by Howard I. Chapelle
from Bonanza Books
for Adult
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by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
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by John Green
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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Hostile Skies
by James J. Hudson
1st edition from Syracuse University Press
for Adult
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by R.W. Daly
from Thomas Crowell
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by Fiona MacDonald
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by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
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by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
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Gray-Wolf's Indian Culture series
by Robert Hofsinde
from William Morrow & Company
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Invaders
by Martin Windrow
from ARCO
for 3rd-8th grade
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by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
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by A. A. Hoehling
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by Ewen Montagu
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by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
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by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
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for Adult
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from 449th Bomb Group Assoc.
for Adult
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by Peter Collier
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for Adult
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by Colonel Red Reeder
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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by Edmund Castillo
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
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by Don Troiani, photographs by Michael O'Donnell, foreword by James Kochan
from Thomas Publications
for 8th-Adult
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by Rene North, illustrated by John Berry
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by Roger A. Freeman
from Doubleday & Company
for 9th-Adult
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Nelson and the Age of Fighting Sail
by Oliver Warner
from Harper & Row
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Pearl Harbor
by Dan Van Der Vat, introduction by Senator John McCain, paintings by Tom Freeman
from Basic Books
for Adult
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Pepperbox Firearms
by Lewis Winant
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Price of Freedom: Americans at War
from Smithsonian Books
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Principles of Warship Construction and Damage Control
by G.C. Manning and T.L. Schumacher
4th edition from United States Naval Institute
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by William Potter
from Vision Forum
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by Nigel Bagnall
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by Paul and Dorothy Goble
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by Herbert W. McBride
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by S. L. A. Marshall
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by Peter Connolly
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by Ming-Ju Sun
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by Jeremy Black
illustrated edition from Thames and Hudson
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by Elmer Keith
from Stackpole Books
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by Dee Brown
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by Christopher Chant
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Soul of the Sword
by Robert O'Connell
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by Jay Williams
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by Louis Stowell
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by Emi Ordas
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World Landmark #48
by Laura Fermi
from Random House
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Landmark #84
by Felix Riesenberg
from Random House
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by George Weller
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by Robert D. Loomis; foreword by General Curtis E. Le May
from Random House
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Reprint from Usborne
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Swords and Samurai
by Philip Steele, Fiona MacDonald
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Usborne Beginners Plus
by Henry Brook
from Usborne
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Tanks and Armored Vehicles - Coloring Book
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by Bruce LaFontaine
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by Robert Erwin Johnson
from United States Naval Institute
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