On Combat Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

On Combat


  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000063120769

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On Combat Excerpt :

Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior Book

Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior


  • Author : David Campbell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-11-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472813343

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Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior Excerpt :

Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies – the Knights Templar and the Mamluks, respectively. The Templars were the most famous and formidable of the European Military Orders, while the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political power, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for military success. This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade. It reveals the extraordinary ferocity with which these battles were fought, and how the struggle between Templar and Mamluk came to shape the political future of the region.

On Killing Book
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

On Killing


  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497629202

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On Killing Excerpt :

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

British Redcoat vs French Fusilier Book

British Redcoat vs French Fusilier


  • Author : Stuart Reid
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472812452

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British Redcoat vs French Fusilier Excerpt :

Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La Belle-Famille, the Plains of Abraham and Sainte-Foy. In 1755, Britain and France both decided to escalate a low intensity frontier war that had started the previous year by dispatching regular troops to their respective colonies in North America. Far from home, both sides' equipment and tactics were initially more suited to the European theatre. As the war ground on, however, combat doctrine evolved as both armies learned lessons that would be utilized by succeeding generations of soldiers. Packed with first-hand accounts, dramatic illustrations and a technical analysis of the changing nature of warfare on the American continent, this book puts readers in the shoes of the combatants who played a pivotal role in shaping the future of North America.

On Spiritual Combat Book

On Spiritual Combat


  • Author : Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781424560080

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On Spiritual Combat Excerpt :

Civilization is fighting to survive tragic times. On Spiritual Combat is a spiritual warfare guide for military members, law enforcement officers, first responders, and all sheepdogs. It prepares their hearts and minds for battle, teaching them to identify, understand, and fight evil forces. Each day includes: - powerful readings - encouraging Scripture - meaningful hymns - questions for reflection -recommended reading from On Combat, the seminal resource on physical combat by Dave Grossman. With God, we will rise as virtuous Christian warriors who defend and protect the innocent, helpless, and oppressed.

Minecraft  Guide to Combat Book

Minecraft Guide to Combat


  • Author : Josh Gregory
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634722629

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Minecraft Guide to Combat Excerpt :

With more than 100 million players around the world, Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time. Its unique design encourages players to use their creativity and problem solving skills to build entire worlds from scratch. In this book, readers will learn everything they need to know about dealing with enemies in the world of Minecraft, including which weapons work best and how to avoid dangerous situations.

Sioux Warrior vs US Cavalryman Book

Sioux Warrior vs US Cavalryman


  • Author : Ron Field
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472832214

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Sioux Warrior vs US Cavalryman Excerpt :

Following the discovery of gold deposits, in December 1875 the US Government ordered the indigenous population of the Black Hills in what is now South Dakota and Wyoming, the Sioux, to return to the Great Sioux Reservation. When the Sioux refused, the US Army sent forces into the area, sparking a conflict that would make Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, Chief Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and others household names around the world. Examining a series of engagements in the Black Hills War, including Rosebud, Little Bighorn, and Slim Buttes, this fully illustrated study assesses the forces fighting on both sides in this momentous campaign, casting light on the origins, tactics, armament, and battlefield performance of the US Cavalry and their Sioux opponents at the height of the Indian Wars.

Once a Warrior  Always a Warrior Book

Once a Warrior Always a Warrior


  • Author : Charles Hoge
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780762762095

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Once a Warrior Always a Warrior Excerpt :

The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

War by Numbers Book

War by Numbers


  • Author : Christopher A. Lawrence
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612349152

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War by Numbers Excerpt :

War by Numbers assesses the nature of conventional warfare through the analysis of historical combat. Christopher A. Lawrence establishes what we know about conventional combat and why we know it. By demonstrating the impact a variety of factors have on combat he moves such analysis beyond the work of Carl von Clausewitz and into modern data and interpretation. Using vast data sets, Lawrence examines force ratios, the human factor in case studies from World War II and beyond, the combat value of superior situational awareness, and the effects of dispersion, among other elements. Lawrence challenges existing interpretations of conventional warfare and shows how such combat should be conducted in the future, simultaneously broadening our understanding of what it means to fight wars by the numbers.

Walk in My Combat Boots Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Walk in My Combat Boots


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316429108

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Walk in My Combat Boots Excerpt :

Discover “the stories America needs to hear” (Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)) with these moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them. Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.

Combat Stress Injury Book

Combat Stress Injury


  • Author : Charles R. Figley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135919337

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Combat Stress Injury Excerpt :

Combat Stress Injury represents a definitive collection of the most current theory, research, and practice in the area of combat and operational stress management, edited by two experts in the field. In this book, Charles Figley and Bill Nash have assembled a wide-ranging group of authors (military / nonmilitary, American / international, combat veterans / trainers, and as diverse as psychiatrists / psychologists / social workers / nurses / clergy / physiologists / military scientists). The chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate that combat stress can effectively be managed through prevention and training prior to combat, stress reduction methods during operations, and desensitization programs immediately following combat exposure.

Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon


  • Author : David Michaels
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0425220141

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Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon Excerpt :

Captain Scott Mitchell and his Ghost Recon team, a secret unit comprised of the most feared operators in the world, work to stop a small band of renegade Chinese military leaders from triggering a battle to dominate the Pacific.

Rocks and Rifles Book

Rocks and Rifles


  • Author : Scott Hippensteel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030008772

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Rocks and Rifles Excerpt :

This book discusses the relationship between geology and fighting during the American Civil War. Terrain was largely determined by the underlying rocks and how the rocks weathered. This book explores the difference in rock type between multiple battlegrounds and how these rocks influenced the combat, tactics, and strategies employed by the soldiers and their commanding officers at different scales.