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Life in Medieval England, 1066-1485
by Rupert Willoughby

This Pitkin Guide peeps inside to find out what life was like for all in the Middle Ages, rich and poor alike. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of ...

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The author describes the people, their average age which was surprisingly young and their life view. their societal outlook and acceptance of the societal order and their steadfast devotion to God and the Church as central elements in their daily lives. You are there in the cities, traveling, experiencing the life of a villein and the life in the manor or ...
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—Updated Mar 11, 2011



Life in a Medieval Castle
by Joseph Gies, Frances Gies

"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books."--Time

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Many aspect of medieval life are covered as well as life in the castle itself. Even more enjoyable is the historical insigts given which the student of medieval history will find interesting. Much of the work seems drawn on the castle life of England and Angevin France in my view and even more pertains to the life of the manor such as management and day ...
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—Updated Mar 11, 2011



The Grammar of Warfare : The Ultimate Visual Guide to the History of Warfare from the Ancient World to the American Civil War (March 2009)

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This is an interestin overview of warfare and weapon from antiquity to the American civil war. Although brief in its explanations it does give a good understanding of the basics. It is somewhat outdated as it seems to have come more from the Victorian era than the late 20 century viewpoint but is still an excellent and informative book in many ways. The ...
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—Updated Dec 3, 2010



A Knight and His Weapons
by Ewart Oakeshott

Take an engaging journey back in time, when battles were fought with swords, lances, maces, and an array of well-crafted devices that could be elegant and ornate, ...

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This is a rather short book which covers the basic Knight's weapons from his sword, lance, axe and pole weapons to infantry weapons. A short explanation is given for the develpment and use of each. The book is short but gives a brief overall look and serves as an introduction for those who are new to the nedeival weaponry field.
—Updated Nov 11, 2010



The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War (The Politically Incorrect Guides)
by Phillip Jennings

The Vietnam War was a tragic and dismal failureĀ—at least that is what the mainstream media and history books would have you believe. Yet, Phillip Jennings sets the ...

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This is a most refreshing book which deals with politics and misinformation surrounding the Vietnam war. In the view promugated today is one the antiwar people would have you believe but Mr. Jennings sets the record straight and cuts thru all the misinformation and propaganda to expose the truth of why we were in Vietnam, how the United States really won ...
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—Updated Nov 10, 2010



Cut and Trust Weapons (Spring Books)
by Eduard Wagner

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I was expecting a lot more from this book but was disappointed espcially when the book was used and I paid $50.00 plus shipping. It had a lot drawing of swords manily sabres of the 18th, 19th European continental types but little of real value of midieval or earlier swords. Only enough to wet one's appetite for more which were not forth coming. If you ...
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—Updated Aug 17, 2010



Battles of the Crusades, 1097-1444: From Dorylaeum to Varna
by Kelly Devries, Phyllis G. Jestice, Martin J. Dougherty, Iain Dickie, Michael F. Pavkovic

"Battles of the Crusades" introduces 20 key battles from this period of religiously-inspired conflict in Europe and the Middle East. Beginning with the battle of ...

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This is an excellent book which gives a concise history leading up to the major battles of the crusading period, such as Dorylaeum, Antioch, Jurselem, Andrianople, Constanstinople, the battles of Ottoman turks in the balkans battering their way into Europe. Portugal, Spain are not neglected either. the illustration and maps fare first rate as is the ...
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—Updated Aug 14, 2010



Carbine and Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill
by Wilbur Sturtevant Nye

Fort Sill, located in the heart of the old Kiowa-Comanche Indian country in southwestern Oklahoma, is known to a modern generation as the Field Artillery School of ...

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I liked this book for the early history of Fort Sill and the Kiowa and Comanche Tribes which were on the reservation surrounding the Cavalry outpost. I didn't realize how rich in history old Fort Sill really was until I read this book. I went to school with descendants of the indians of those tribes and now have a better appreciation. If you want to get ...
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—Updated Aug 3, 2010



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Reviewed by Harry J. Fletcher
I paid $19.99 for this book and read it in fifteen minutes. Everything in it was in Wikipedia and if fact the book referred the reader to wikipedia for pictures and illustrations. Definitely not worth the money. Do not buy.
—Updated Aug 3, 2010



Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts About the Sixties
by Peter Collier, David Horowitz

As leading New Leftists in the Sixties, Peter Collier and David Horowitz were intimately involved in the radicalism of the day. Later on, they became the first of ...

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If you want to know why the United States lost the war in Vietnam and backed away from cold war committments until Ronald Reagan was elected then you want to read this book. The leftists did thier best to destroy American instutions which still are under attack by the new left fostered by the leftists of the sixties. Think it couldn't happen in America, ...
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—Updated Jul 28, 2010



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