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1993 Great Commanders and Their Battles by Anthony Livesey $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1993 Great Commanders and Their Battles by Anthony Livesey. Detailed and illustrated accounts of the world’s greatest commanders spanning over 2000 years of history. Beautiful hard cover book in very good condition. 200 pages 12" by 10"
1894 Napoleon From Corsica to St. Helena by John L. Stoddard $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1894 Napoleon From Corsica to St. Helena by John L. Stoddard. 13 1/2" by 11" tall. Large hardcover book in poor condition with water stains,tears and some damaged pages. Most of the 330 full page reproductions of famous paintings are intact and quite good. Most of the problems are with the edges of pages. (See images)

WAR 

War is an interaction in which two or three or more opposing forces have a “struggle of wills”. The term is also used as a metaphor for non-military conflict, such as in the example of Class war.
 A civil war is a war between factions of citizens of one country (such as in the English Civil War), or else a dispute between two nations that were created out of one formerly-united country. A proxy war is a war that results when two powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly.
 War is also a cultural entity, and its practice is not linked to any single type of political organization or society. Rather, as discussed by John Keegan in his History Of Warfare, war is a universal phenomenon whose form and scope is defined by the society that wages it. The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal tribal warfare that began well before recorded human history, to wars between city states, nations, or empires.
 In the organised military sense, a group of combatants and their support is called an army on land, a navy at sea, and an air force in the air. Wars may be conducted simultaneously in one or more different theatres. Within each theatre, there may be one or more consecutive military campaigns.

As long as mankind has existed there have been wars. Usually wars are conducted by countries or nations but smaller groups may also participate in wars.

The Greeks had city wars, tribes had tribal wars, gangsters (and today's neighborhood gangs)  had and have turf wars, motorcycle clubs still have wars between clubs.

Stores and gas stations have price wars.

 In all cases someone wants something the other has or feels a need for revenge for some imagined slight.

Many books and materials have been and are still being written about wars. Here you can find books and other paper documentation about wars.

We have a number of books and materials

relating to guns, including military weapons

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1977 Fighter Pilots of World War I by Robert Jackson $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Fighter Pilots of World War I by Robert Jackson. A virtual who’s who of legendary WWI fighter aces are covered in this book. Immelman,Voss,Richtoffen,Bishop, Rickenbacker,Fonck and more. White cloth bound hard cover with dust jacket. Very good condition 158 pages.
1973 Warships 1860 - 1970 A collection of Naval lore by J.M. Thornton $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1973 Warships 1860 - 1970 A collection of Naval lore by J.M. Thornton. Hardcover book with dust jacket in good condition. Prior owner’s name in front cover. 96 pages of line drawings depicting noted and some obscure war ships from the age of sail to 1970.
1984 The New Observer’s Book of Aircraft Compiled by William Green $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 The New Observer’s Book of Aircraft Compiled by William Green. Soft cover book in good condition contains photos and silhouettes of 142 aircraft with 247 illustrations and specifications for each. Includes military aircraft.
1975 Masters of the Art of Command by Martin Blumenson and James L. Stokesbury $25
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Masters of the Art of Command by Martin Blumenson and James L. Stokesbury. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. A study of famous leaders of men throughout history from the Romans to Patton, Eisenhower and Hitler. Over 375 pages
1981 Operation Lucy Most Secret Spy Ring of the Second World War by Anthony Read and David Fisher $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 Operation Lucy Most Secret Spy Ring of the Second World War by Anthony Read and David Fisher. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition (Dewey number on spine but is not a library book). Details the Top Secret spy ring based in Germany and supplying information to the Soviet Union and other intelligence agencies. 257 pages with photos. First American Edition.
1917 Departmental Ditties and Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1917 Departmental Ditties and Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling. Hard cover book in good condition with minor wear at corners of spine and owner’s stamp inside cover. This is a compilation of Kipling’s poems from the 1892 Ballads and Barrack Room Ballads,1893 revision with extra poems,1899 Departmental Ditties and Other poems and revision. by the 1907 Nobel Prize winning author of Kim, Jungle Book, Captains Courageous and much more.
1970 Air Facts and Feats by Francis K. Mason and Martin C. Windrow $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1970 Air Facts and Feats by Francis K. Mason and Martin C. Windrow. Hard cover book with dust jacket. A record of aviation from the hot air ballon to the space program. Illustyrated with photos and illustrations. 223 in good condition with prior owner’s stamp inside front cover.
1977 Jane’s Pocketbook of Towed Artillery by Christopher F. Foss $15.
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Jane’s Pocketbook of Towed Artillery by Christopher F. Foss. Soft cover book with vinyl-like covers in good condition, first American Edition. Full page photos of the artillery in question with opposing page having the specifications of that weapon.
1975 Improvised Modern Firearms Vol II by J. David Truby and John Minnery $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Improvised Modern Firearms Vol II by J. David Truby and John Minnery. Hard cover book with dust jacket this book describes the ingenuity of people in making and/or modifying firearms from nearly anything. Many photos of hidden guns, espionage guns, civilian terrorist guns and street guns. Good condition with some stains on cover and slight tears to dust jacket.
1978 The Making of a Secret Agent The Pickersgill Letters by Frank Pickersgill $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 The Making of a Secret Agent The Pickersgill Letters by Frank Pickersgill. Soft cover book in good used condition has a dewey sytem tag on spine but not a library book. 279 pages. Expanded reprint of the the 1948 edition named The Pickersgill Letters. The letters are from 1934 to 1943. This is the story of Canadian Intelligence Agent Frank Herbert Dedrick Pickersgill a Canadian War Hero and Legion of Honour recipient (posthumously). This was part of the extensive library of Robert Steward who ran the Aeronautical Museum at the Oshawa Airport. His family auctioned off his entire museum assets after his death.
1974 The Pictorial History of Sea Battles by Thomas Foster $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1974 The Pictorial History of Sea Battles by Thomas Foster. Hard cover book in very good condition with dust jacket. Covers sea and naval battles throughout history. Fully illustrated with photos, images, maps and technical diagrams. Over 100 pages
1975 We Are Your Sons The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg by their children Robert and Michael Miropol $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 We Are Your Sons The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg by their children Robert and Michael Miropol. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. 419 page with photos this is the story of convicted and executed spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg who gave the atomic bomb secrets to the Soviets.
1971 Veteran and Vintage Aircraft by Leslie Hunt $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1971 Veteran and Vintage Aircraft by Leslie Hunt. Hard cover book with Dust Jacket in good condition. A history of aviation with over 700 photos, a list of where over 5000 rare aircraft are preserved and over 1000 different kinds of aircraft around the world. 225 pages
An Illustrated Guide to the Bombers of WW II by Bill Gunston $15.
Click Here for Product Details! An Illustrated Guide to the Bombers of WW II by Bill Gunston. Soft cover book in very good condition. An indispensible guide to the bomber aircraft of WW II. Over 50 aircraft and variants with specifications and images. 160 pages
1988 Submarines the Illustrated History by Richard Humble $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 Submarines the Illustrated History by Richard Humble. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. 192 pages with 200 photos, maps and charts of submarines from their debut in 1914 to 1980.
1920 A Guide To the Military History of the World War 1914 - 1918 by Thomas G. Frothingham $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1920 A Guide To the Military History of the World War 1914 - 1918 by Thomas G. Frothingham. Hard cover book with no dust jacket in good condition detailing WW I including maps and diagrams. 365 pages probable First Edition.
1977 In Brave Company booklet by W.R. Chorley and R.N. Benwell $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 In Brave Company booklet by W.R. Chorley and R.N. Benwell. An amazing little book about the RCAF 158 Squadron from the Robert Stuart library containing many signatures from various pilots and members of this WW II squadron with whom Robert Steward communicated and knew. Softcover book of 166 pages in good condition.
1986 Camp X Canada’s School For Secret Agents 1941-1945 First Edition by David Stafford $30
Click Here for Product Details! 1986 Camp X Canada’s School For Secret Agents 1941-1945 First Edition by David Stafford. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. (Dewey number on spine but not a library book small stain on front cover). 327 pages with photos. Details the operation of this Top Secret Spy training facility in Ontario, Canada. This was part of the extensive library of Robert Steward who ran the Aeronautical Museum at the Oshawa Airport. His family auctioned off his entire museum assets after his death.
1964 The Siege Of Paris by Robert Baldick possible First Edition $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1964 The Siege Of Paris by Robert Baldick possible First Edition. Blue cloth bound hard cover book with dustjacket. Tells the story of the citizens of Paris France during the German occupation in WWII. Contains photos and illustrations.
1940 Remodelling Military Rifles booklet by the National Rifle Association $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1940 Remodelling Military Rifles booklet by the National Rifle Association. Small booklet with instructions on "How to transform a military rifle into a modern sporter".
1967 Fall of Japan by William Craig $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1967 Fall of Japan by William Craig. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with minor tears to dust jacket and slight wear to edges of covers. (See images). A detailed account of the last days of WW II in Japan with many photos.
1976 Ernesto "Che" Guevara by I. Lavretsky First Edition $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1976 Ernesto "Che" Guevara by I. Lavretsky First Edition. Hard cover book in very good condition. Translated from Russian it details the life of the noted Cuban revolutionary Che Guevera. Illustrated with archival photos. 310 pages
1963 The Story of the British Light Aeroplane by Terence Boughton $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 The Story of the British Light Aeroplane by Terence Boughton. Hardcover book with dust jacket in good condition. 321 pages with photos detailing small aircraft in England from their beginning in WW I to WW II. Not necessarily a war related book but pertinent. This was part of the extensive library of Robert Steward who ran the Aeronautical Museum at the Oshawa Airport. His family auctioned off his entire museum assets after his death.
1944 First Edition Great Soldiers of World War II by Major H. A Deweerd $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1944 First Edition Great Soldiers of World War II by Major H. A Deweerd. Red cloth hard cover book in very good condition. No dust jacket with 316 pages. Has a library type pocket in rear but no library stamps. possibly military library? Covers Gamelin.De Gaulle,Wavel,Rommel,Montgomery,Hitler,Churchill,Timoshenko,MacArthur,Chang Kai-Shek and Eisenhower.
1972 First American Printing of August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsin $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1972 First American Printing of August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsin. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condion covers the Russian view of the First World War by the Nobel Prize winnerin Literature in 1970. Translated by Michael Glenny this is the first edition in English.
1975 Duel Between the First Iron Clads by William C. Davis $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Duel Between the First Iron Clads by William C. Davis. Details with photos and illustrations of the famous Civil War battle between the Union ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederacy’s CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack). This 5 hour battle changed the face of Naval war fare forever.
1988 It Happened At the Wall softcover pictorial documentation of the Berlin Wall $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1988 It Happened At the Wall. this small softcover book is an amazing pictorial documentation of the infamous Berlin Wall. Fantastic photos of people attempting to escape this scourge to humanity as well as photos of the soldiers trying to stop them.
.....SOLD.....1990 Illustrated History of Helicopters by Andy Lightbody and Joe Payer $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1990 Illustrated History of Helicopters by Andy Lightbody and Joe Payer. Hard cover book in good condition. Dust jacket has a tear. 192 page book covers over 30 helicopters from around the world with photos and illustrations.
1980 Nuclear Nightmares An Investigation into Possible Wars by Nigel Calder $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Nuclear Nightmares An Investigation into Possible Wars by Nigel Calder. A hard cover book with dust jacket this book invstigates the nuclear arsenals of the world, the technologies surrounding them and the political ideology surrounding the use of these doomsday weapons. Illustrated with archival photos. 167 pages
1978 The Third World War August 1985 by General Sir John Hacket and others $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 The Third World War August 1985 a Future History by General Sir John Hacket and others. A very realistic and thorough (but fictional) account of a Third war war. This is the first American edition. 415 pages in good condition but torn dust jacket.
1994 Looking For Trouble a signed Autobiography by General Sir Peter De La Billiere $40.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1994 Looking For Trouble a signed Autobiography by General Sir Peter De La Billiere. A hard cover book with dust jacket in near mint condition, 448 pages. Signed by the General himself.
.....SOLD.....1946 R.A.A.F. Over Europe edited by Frank Johnson foreword by Winston S Churchill P.C. M. P. $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1946 R.A.A.F. Over Europe edited by Frank Johnson foreword by Winston S Churchill P.C. M. P.. The story of the Royal Australian Air Force during WW II with photos. Hard cover book in good condition, this was part of the extensive library of Robert Steward who ran the Aeronautical Museum at the Oshawa Airport. His family auctioned off his entire museum assets after his death.
.....SOLD.....1953 Battle of Britain by Quentin Reynolds $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Battle of Britain by Quentin Reynolds. Hard cover book. 176 pages fully illustrated with archival photos, Worn condition with rough covers, inside good.
.....SOLD.....1963 Secrets and Stories of the War, 2 volume set $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 Secrets and Stories of the War, 2 volume hard cover set. These were published by Reader’s Digest and contain articles and condensed books which Readers Digest had previously published during World War II. Great condition.