Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Military Technology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

A portion of this book's proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation. This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow . Included are personal tips and best advice from the author's years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range. If you are a brand new shooter, this book will walk you through the basics, help you make decisions on rifles, optics, and gear, and start you out with a solid foundation that will give you confidence as a new long range shooter. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource and reference covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. Learning to shoot long range isn’t that difficult!    Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you’ll be hitting targets in no time.   The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.

  • Author: Ryan M Cleckner
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (January 31, 2016)
  • Genre: History, Military
  • ISBN: 978-1518654725
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches

                 

2. The Art of War


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

Sun Tzu - The Art of War Sun Tzu - The Art of War The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu (also spelled Sunzi ), is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics . For almost 1500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalised 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. Sun Tzu also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. Because Sun Tzu has long been considered to be one of history's finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for centuries to come.

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Pretorian Books (March 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-3903352605
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.06 x 9 inches

                 

3. Ranger Handbook: TC 3-21.76, April 2017 Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

Current/Latest Version of Official Ranger Handbook The US Army Rangers are the world's premier light infantry fighting force. This book contains all of the materials of the official Ranger handbook carried by all Ranger school students. This is a large desk-top/bookshelf (8.5x11") sized copy. Unlike other versions of this book for sale (check their feedback), this book is properly formatted with text large enough to actually read!

  • Author: Department of the Army
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; April 2017 edition (July 8, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1548711986
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.83 x 11 inches

                 

4. Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

A man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William Gurstelle poses this fascinating question to modern-day garage warriors and shows them how to build an arsenal of ancient artillery and fortifications aimed at withstanding these invading hordes. Each chapter introduces a new bad actor in the history of warfare, details his conquests, and features weapons and fortifications to defend against him and his minions. Clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build a dozen projects, including “Da Vinci’s Catapult,” “Carpini’s Crossbow,” a “Crusader-Proof Moat,” “Alexander’s Tortoise,” and the “Cheval-de-frise.” With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind many of the projects, and shows where to buy the materials. By the time they’ve reached the last page, at-home defenders everywhere will have succeeded in creating a fully fortified home.

  • Author: William Gurstelle
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (June 1, 2014)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1613746820
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches

                 

5. Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

When Americans think of modern warfare, what comes to mind is the US army skirmishing with terrorists and insurgents in the mountains of Afghanistan. But the face of global conflict is ever-changing. In Out of the Mountains , David Kilcullen, one of the world's leading experts on current and future conflict, offers a groundbreaking look at what may happen after today's wars end. This is a book about future conflicts and future cities, and about the challenges and opportunities that four powerful megatrends - population, urbanization, coastal settlement, and connectedness - are creating across the planet. And it is about what cities, communities and businesses can do to prepare for a future in which all aspects of human society - including, but not limited to, conflict, crime and violence - are changing at an unprecedented pace. Kilcullen argues that conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities, in peri-urban slum settlements that are enveloping many regions of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and in highly connected, electronically networked settings. He suggests that cities, rather than countries, are the critical unit of analysis for future conflict and that resiliency, not stability, will be the key objective. Ranging across the globe - from Kingston to Mogadishu to Lagos to Benghazi to Mumbai - he offers a unified theory of "competitive control" that explains how nonstate armed groups such as drug cartels, street gangs, and warlords draw their strength from local populations, providing useful ideas for dealing with these groups and with diffuse social conflicts in general. His extensive fieldwork on the ground in a series of urban conflicts suggests that there will be no military solution for many of the struggles we will face in the future. We will need to involve local people deeply to address problems that neither outsiders nor locals alone can solve, drawing on the insight only locals can bring, together with outsider knowledge from fields like urban planning, systems engineering, renewable energy, conflict resolution, and mediation. This deeply researched and compellingly argued book provides an invaluable road map to a future that will increasingly be crowded, urban, coastal, connected - and dangerous.

  • Author: David Kilcullen
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Military Technology

                 



6. Down the River


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

Down the River is a collection of essays both timeless and timely. It is an exploration of the abiding beauty of some of the last great stretches of American wilderness on voyages down rivers where the body and mind float free, and the grandeur of nature gives rise to meditations on everything from the life of Henry David Thoreau to the militarization of the open range. At the same time, it is an impassioned condemnation of what is being done to our natural heritage in the name of progress, profit, and security. Filled with fiery dawns, wild and shining rivers, and radiant sandstone canyons, it is charged as well with heartfelt, rampageous rage at human greed, blindness, and folly. It is, in short, Edward Abbey at his best, where and when we need him most.

  • Author: Edward Abbey
  • Publisher: Plume (January 30, 1991)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Essays & Correspondence
  • ISBN: 978-0452265639
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.57 x 8 inches

                 

7. NWP 3-05.2 Naval Special Warfare SEAL Tactics


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

The ultimate small-unit combat and survival manual!  Easy-to-read 6x9 paperback format NWP 3-05.2 Naval Special Warfare SEAL Tactics is the US Navy's SEAL Tactical Manual. Within its 537 pages it covers the following topics:   Combat Patrols;   Ambush and Counter-ambush;   Raids;   Insertion and extraction;   Explosive Ordnance;   Boobytraps;   Jungle Operations;   Desert Operations;   Mountain and Arctic Operations;   SEAL Fieldcraft;   Radio Communications;   SEAL Hand and Arm Signals;   SEAL Weapons and Accessories:   SEAL Equipment;   Tactical Lessons Learned;   Combat Survival;   and much, much more!

  • Author: Department of the Navy
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 6, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1976135637
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.22 x 9 inches

                 

8. Special Forces Sniper Training and Employment - FM 3-05.222 (TC 31-32): Special Forces Sniper School (formerly Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC)) Manual


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

100% of this book's proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation. The Special Forces Sniper Course (formerly the Special Operations Target Interdiction Course - SOTIC) is the premier sniper training course in the world. Top members of all branches of special operations are able to attend this prestigious course on a limited selection basis. This book is the official manual for the course. It is not the best resource for "how to be a sniper" or "how to shoot long range." Instead, it is a reference manual. If you're looking for long range shooting instruction, check out the Long Range Shooting Handbook. This is a large desk-top/bookshelf (8.5x11") sized copy. Unlike other versions of this book for sale (check their feedback), this book is properly formatted with text large enough to actually read!

  • Author: Department of the Army
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 31, 2017)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1974126453
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches

                 

9. Total Resistance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

This is a legendary work by the famed Swiss expert on guerrilla warfare, Major H. von Dach. Survivalists have rediscovered this important study on resistance and underground operations, some making it the keystone of their libraries. Well-written and illustrated with easy-to-understand drawings, Total Resistance analyzes and overviews the techniques needed to overcome an invading force, formation of guerrilla units, weapons, food and medical considerations, ambushes, sabotage and much more.

  • Author: H. Von Dach
  • Publisher: Snowball Publishing (September 21, 2010)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1607963042
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.44 x 9 inches

                 

10. How to Build Military Grade Suppressors


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Technology - August 2021

New Design Suppressor for Military Grade Rifles Brand New!! Keith Anderson,renown for his quality suppressor books has completely revised this manual. It features a more efficient suppressor design than the previous edition and takes you step by step from raw material to a finished military grade suppressor. This suppressor works for AR-15s, .50 BMGs or other models in between. The book covers construction tools, materials and techniques. It even tutors you in the art of welding. It is a must have for serious silencer enthusiasts and if you purchased the previous edition you will certainly want this one. *Be sure to buy the companion DVD UPC# 793573814371. This is a must have tool to accompany the comprehensive publication by Mr. Anderson.

  • Author: Keith Anderson
  • Publisher: Desert Pubns; illustrated edition (June 1, 2003)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0879471958
  • Dimensions: 6.28 x 0.29 x 8.48 inches