Sunday, March 11, 2012

Specialization Is For Insects

To borrow a phrase from Robert A. Heinlein, I try not focus too narrowly on any given topic; it's the surprises that are most interesting...

For those of you who do not have access to my LinkedIn "Reading List by Amazon," here are some of my non-fiction shooting, hunting, fighting, and warfare favorites:

1776 by David McCullough

A History of Warfare by John Keegan

A Rifleman Went To War

Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Douglas D. Scott, Richard A. Fox Jr., Melissa A. Connor, Dick Harmon
Cooper on handguns by Jeff Cooper 

1754-1766 by Fred Anderson

Dispatches by Michael Herr

Herodotus: The Histories by Herodotus *

Hiroshima by John Hersey
Hit Or Myth by Louis Awerbuck

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Horned Death by John Burger

Instinctive Shooting by G. Fred Asbell

Kursk: The Clash of Armour by Geoffrey Jukes

Rifles For Africa by Gregor Woods

Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy

Safari Rifles by Craig Boddington

Sharpshooting For Sport And War by William Wellington Greener

Shots at Big Game by Craig Boddington

Stalking & Still-Hunting by G. Fred Asbell

Street Smart Gun Book by John Farnam

That Every Man Be Armed by Stephen P. Halbrook

The AK47 Story by Edward Clinton Ezell

The Art of the Rifle by Jeff Cooper

The Rifle in America by Philip B. Sharpe

Up North (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) by Sam Cook

Use Enough Gun by Robert Ruark

With British Snipers to the Reich by Capt. C. Shore 

* Okay, Herodotus was pretty fanciful, less so than Homer - who was clearly a storyteller without pretense, but not nearly so careful as Thucydides - the West's first serious historian.

UPDATE: As of late March 2012 I have discovered Goodreads and have moved many of my reading details here