Best Military Uniform History Books
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1. The Art Of War: Complete Text of Sun Tzu's Classics, Military Strategy History, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist (Deluxe Collection Edition, #1)
Author: by Sun Tzu
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Sun Tzu, The Art of WarThis is a complete edition which also contains Preface, Introduction, appreciations of Sun Tzu, Apologies for war and Bibliography. Don’t be fooled by other versions as they are incomplete and are 50 page Bullet Points Pamphlets.
This edition was translated by Lionel Giles, first published in 1910. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters.
Each one is devoted to a different set of skills related to warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that was formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.
The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond. The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline.
2. Military History: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare
Author: by DK Publishing
Military History, now in paperback, is the ultimate guide to weapons, vehicles, hardware, and equipment of war throughout history. Military History is the definitive guide to the evolution of battlefield technology. In addition to comprehensively cataloging every significant weapon of each historical age, Military History pays particular attention to breakthroughs and advancements that transformed the capabilities of soldiers and the nature of warfare itself.
Stunning “virtual tours” offer up-close investigation of key weapons as the book moves chronologically from battle axes to unmanned drones helping trace the history of warfare from a fascinating perspective that’s both scientific in its focus and utterly human in its impact.
From the siege towers and catapults employed by ancient warriors to the stealth bombers and unmanned drones used by today’s armed forces, Military History explores in detail the weapons, armor, vehicles, aircraft, and hardware that have made the difference in the heat of battle time and time again.
3. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Uniforms of World War II: An Expert Guide To The Uniforms Of Britain, America, Germany, Ussr And Japan, Together With Other Axis And Allied Forces
Author: by Jonathan North
An expert visual history of military personnel, with 600 images of uniforms and contextual analysis.
4. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Uniforms of the Roman World: A Detailed Study of the Armies of Rome and Their Enemies, Including the Etruscans, … Gauls, Huns, Sassaids, Persians and Turks
Author: by Kevin F. Kiley
An unprecedented visual reference of the fighting men of the period from 8th century BC to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, with over 670 expert images of military dress, weaponry, artillery, ships, siege engines and fortifications.
5. Goodnight Marines
Author: by David R. Dixon
The best-selling Marine Corps Children’s book, Goodnight Marines makes the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, or during the holiday season. Brilliantly illustrated by former Disney Artist, Phil Jones (Tarzan, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch), and written by an award-winning poet and active-duty Marine, this hardcover children’s book will warm the hearts of both young and old as the audience is taken on an imaginative adventure that teaches about the culture & traditions of the USMC.
A note from the author – Major David Dixon: “As a Marine and Iraq War veteran, I feel honored to represent the Marine Corps and the traditions that I hold so dear. I believe that Marines, both active duty and retired, must learn to engage the younger generation and share our proud culture of leadership.
In this spirit I authored Goodnight Marines. All who read Goodnight Marines will appreciate the patriotism, heartfelt emotions, captivating illustrations, and richness of symbolism. In this book a young child gazes proudly at a photograph of his father – currently deployed to Afghanistan.
6. An Illustrated Encyclopedia: Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars: campaign maps; Provides an unrivalled source of visual information on the fighting men of the period
Author: by Digby Smith
This book brings a highly eventful period of European history to life, chrinicling the battles, campaigns and skirmishes of the conflict and the political triumphs and declines of the combatant forces.
7. United States Military Patch Guide-Military Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Author: by J. L. Pete Morgan
The world’s most complete illustrated color guide and reference on United States Military Patches (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia). Covers World war I, World war II, Vietnam, Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq to present. Over 4,400 Military Patches in color for the Army, Marines, Army Air Force, Navy and Special Forces.
Grouped by service from Armies to Regiments, from Airborne to Armor, from Infantry to Artillery all of the services are covered. With way over 4,000 different full color military patches the guide provides the most complete and detailed reference of United States Military unit identification patches in the world.
All three smaller earlier editions of this guide have sold out and have become valuable collectors items and treasured references for veterans, collectors and historians.
8. An Illustrated History of Uniforms from 1775-1783: The American Revolutionary War
Author: by Kevin F. Kiley
An expert guide to the uniforms of the American militiasand Continental Army, the armies and navies of GreatBritain and France, German and Spanish units, andAmerican Indian allies, with over 450 color illustrations. The uniforms of the fighting men of the American Warof Independence are a vivid illustration of the difficultiesand complexities of the conflict, and this book bringstogether for the first time a sweeping survey of whatthey should have worn, what they really wore, how theywere armed, and what they carried with them.
As wellas illustrations of the soldiers, equipment and kit with over 450 in total and an unrivalled level of detailin the depiction of the uniforms the campaigns andbattles are explained with specially commissionedmaps and plans, and plates and fine-art paintingsof the period.
Contains an unprecedented wealth of illustrative detail, with over 450 illustrations of uniforms, battle plans, technical drawings and campaign maps. Gives a concise, authoritative record of America s fight to become independent of its colonial founders, with detailed analysis of the decisive encounters and landmark engagements of the conflict.
9. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Uniforms of the 19th Century: An Expert Guide to the American Civil War, the Boer War, the Wars of German and Italian Unification and the Colonial Wars
Author: by Digby Smith
The Crimean War is sometimes considered to be the first modern conflict and introduced technical changes which affected the future course of warfare.
10. I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
Author: by Trevor Paglen
Updated with New Information and Additional Patches They’re on the shoulders of all military personnel: patches showing what a soldier’s unit does. But what if that’s top secret? A glimpse of [the Pentagon’s] dark world through a revealing lenspatchesthe kind worn on military uniforms…
The book offers not only clues into the nature of the secret programs, but also a glimpse of zealous male bonding among the presumed elite of the military-industrial complex. The patches often feel like fraternity pranks gone ballistic. William Broad, The New York Times I COULD TELL YOU…
Is a bestselling collection of more than seventy military patches representing secret government projects. Here author/photographer/investigator Trevor Paglen explores classified weapons projects and intelligence operations by scrutinizing their own imagery and jargon, disclosing new facts about important military units, which are here known by peculiar names (Goat Suckers, Grim Reapers, Tastes Like Chicken) and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons.
11. The American Indian Wars 1860-1890 (Men at Arms Series, 63)
Author: by Philip Katcher
The American Indian Wars, the most famous of which were fought on the great Western plains between 1860 and 1890, were among the most tragic of all conflicts ever fought. To the victor went no less than the complete domination of the continent, to the loser total extinction.
Accustomed only to small scale skirmishing and raiding, the Indians were doomed from the start. They had never fought a European-style war with its constant pressure and co-ordinated strategies. Philip Katcher details the armies of both sides, paying particular attention to their organization and uniforms.
12. Aircraft Markings of the Strategic Air Command 1946-1953
Author: by Rick Rodrigues
In the aftermath of World War II, the Continental Air Command was redesignated as the Strategic Air Command (SAC) as part of a plan to organize the Army Air Forces around three new organizations based on strategic, tactical and air defense missions.
Nearly everything about the SAC was secretiveits capabilities, strengths, order of battle and unit identities. Its aircraft were rarely photographed and those images that were captured revealed little information. This book comprehensively documents SAC tactical aircraft markings from the organization’s inception in 1946 to the end of the tail-marking era in April 1953, a period when the marking schemes included large tail markings, vivid squadron identification markings and attractive, colorful unit insignia.
The SAC’s history is described along with the evolution of its aircraft markings policy; basic definitions on aircraft markings terminology; and individual unit sections on SAC’s bombardment, strategic reconnaissance and fighter groups and wings. The text is heavily illustrated and features many never before seen photographs of SAC aircraft in full war paint.
13. German Mountain Troops 1942–45 (Casemate Illustrated)
Author: by Yves Beraud
Casemate (May 26, 2021)
“The author does a terrific job of outlining the many campaigns and areas where the German Mountain troops fought throughout the war, and the unique challenges that some of these areas brought.” AMPSWhen World War II began, the Wehrmacht had fifteen mountain divisions and a multitude of small units, including some Austrian units that had been incorporated into the German army after the Anschluss.
These mountain units would operate in hostile environments on all fronts during World War II. Due to their training, equipment and adaptability, the Gebirgstruppen would be deployed to fight in almost every theater. In the last years of the war they would see action in North Africa, Italy, the Balkans, Norway and Finland, and in the West as the Allies pushed German forces back toward Berlin.
This book, the culmination of four decades of research and the support of many veterans and collectors, describes the uniform, equipment, and operations of these specialist units during the later years of World War II. The text is complemented by period photographs taken at the front, including many color photographs, and modern photographs of uniform details.
14. Armies in Southern Russia 1918–19 (Men-at-Arms)
Author: by Phoebus Athanassiou
June 24, 2021
An important aspect of the Russian Civil War were the several Allied expeditions immediately following World War I in support of the disunited Russian ‘White’ armies resisting the Bolshevik Revolution. Although they ended in failure, these ventures were long resented, and were the origin of the 70-year-long Soviet suspicion of the Western Allies.
British and US expeditionary forces operated in North Russia and Siberia in support of General Yudenich and Admiral Kolchak respectively, and a French and Greek expeditionary force (plus Romanian and Polish elements) operated in Crimea and south-western Ukraine, in support of General Denikin.
The situation was further complicated by the presence of strong Imperial German elements still under arms, and by war between various factions in the Ukraine. This Southern theatre of the Allied interventions is far less well known than that of the British and Americans in the North and East.
Featuring rare photos and new colour plates, this fascinating new book describes this major Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. Dr Phoebus Athanassiou writes a compelling account of how the French and Greeks alongside White Russians were greatly outnumbered by pro-Bolshevik forces and were relentlessly pushed back by the Ukrainian forces.