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Gordon Hughes, Barry Jenkins and Robert Buerlein's KNIVES OF WAR: AN INTERNATIONAL GUIDE TO MILITARY KNIVES FROM WORLD WAR I TO PRESENT (9781581605167, $22.00) provides an excellent and in-depth survey of the military knife's changing role and appearance. Black and white drawings and specs represent one of the widest arrays of international fighting knives assembled, with three key names in historical military knives joining forces to blend historical facts and anecdotes with details on weaponry and fighting techniques. From knuckle knives and folding gravity and military productions to trench clubs, a wide range is featured. Major Townsend Whelen's THE AMERICAN RIFLE: A TREATISE, A TEXT BOOK, AND A BOOK OF PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION IN THE USE OF THE RIFLE (9781581505136, $30.00) is a weighty treatise gun collectors will relish indeed. It's written by a rifleman for riflemen and provides specific insights into marksmanship, elevation, shooting basics, and technological changes. Right down to cartridges and telescope sights, THE AMERICAN RIFE is as detailed as you can get. Captain Charles Benne, Ret.'s RIOT PREVENTION AND CONTROL: A POLICE OFFICER'S GUIDE TO MANAGING VIOLENT AND NONVIOLENT CROWDS (9781581605181, $20.00) comes from an officer who's handled hundreds of riots, protects, parades and large celebrations. His tenure with the San Francisco Police Department has earned him an expertise in crowd control techniques, which are imparted here for any police officer who would learn special tactics, equipment, and understanding crowd dynamics. All are top picks.
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|Title Annotation:||Knives of War: An International Guide to Military Knives from World War I to the Present; American Rifle: A Treatise, a Text Book, and a Book of Practical Instruction in the Use of the Rifle; Riot Prevention and Control: A Police Officer's Guide to Managing Violent and Nonviolent Crowds|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2006|
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