Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

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

1. Hang Tough: The WWII Letters and Artifacts of Major Dick Winters

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

The compelling WWII correspondence and artifacts of Major Dick Winters, commander of the Band of Brothers. Major Dick Winters of the 101st Airborne gained international acclaim when the tale of he and his men were depicted in the celebrated book and miniseries Band of Brothers . Hoisted as a modest hero who spurned adulation, Winters epitomized the notion of dignified leadership. His iconic World War II exploits have since been depicted in art and commemorated with monuments. Beneath this marble image of a reserved officer is the story of a common Pennsylvanian tested by the daily trials and tribulations of military duty. His wartime correspondence with pen pal and naval reservist, DeEtta Almon, paints an endearing portrait of life on both the home front and battlefront—capturing the humor, horror, and humility that defined a generation. Interwoven with previously unpublished diary entries, military reports, postwar reminiscences, private photos, personal artifacts, and rich historical context, Winters’s letters offer compelling insights on the individual costs and motivations of World War II service members. Winters’s heartfelt prose reveals his mindset of the moment. From stateside training to the hedgerows of Normandy, his correspondence immerses readers in the dramatic experiences of the 1940s. Via the lost art of letter writing, the immediacy and honesty of Winters’s observations takes us beyond the traditional accounts of the fabled 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment’s Easy Company. This engaging narrative offers a unique blend of personal wit, leadership ethics, and broader observations of a world at war. Hang Tough is a deeply intimate, timely reflection on a rising officer and the philosophies that molded him into a hero among heroes. Hang Tough “will help people better understand the man I knew and respected so much. Folks should know what we all went through during the war.” —Bradford Freeman, Foreword

  • Author: Erik Dorr
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1682619179
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches


2. Toddler Coloring Book: Numbers, Letters, Shapes and Animals, Coloring Book for kids, Age 1-3, Preschool Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

More information about our coloring pages can be found on the author's website or our website A simple coloring book for toddlers with letters, numbers, shapes and animals. The basic aim of this coloring book is to learn or improve the motor skills of little hands and to improve the concentration of children and familiarize them with letters, numbers and shapes. The first part of the coloring page contains upper and lower case letters of the alphabet with bold lines. Combining upper and lower case letters gives more variety in coloring, which stimulates the child's motor skills and creativity. It has a positive effect on the coloring time, because the coloring is not monotonous and the child learns that the letters come in different variants. Coloring the alphabet is the perfect introduction to learning it, by having fun in coloring. Research shows that such coloring pages help with learning to write later. The second part of the coloring page contains numbers with bold lines from 0 to 10 in two variants. The first variant is a number with a name. The second variant is a figure with pictures of animals corresponding to the figure's value. Such a combination allows children to remember numbers more easily and does not introduce monotony in coloring. All animals are smiling, which has a positive effect on the child's well-being. The third part of the coloring book contains basic shapes with names such as: circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, diamond, pentagon, hexagon, heart and star. All shapes have bold lines for easier coloring and are smiling, which positively affects the well-being of the child. This coloring book is intended for children from 1 to 3 years of age, but it can be successfully used even by 5-year-olds. Specification Premium Soft Cover. Dimensions: 21.59 x 27.94 cm Number of pages: 60 coloring pages.

  • Author: Coloring Book Kim
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 979-8630677488
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.28 x 11 inches


3. Avengers Coloring Book: Exclusive Work - 36 illustrations Great Coloring Book for Adults, Teenagers, Tweens, Older Kids, Boys, Girls, Toddlers, Kids

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

Awesome "Avengers" Coloring Book Magical "Avengers" Coloring Book for Kids and all fans! Try it out, high quality images are waiting for you and your child Printed single side for no bleed through Large 8.5 x 11 pages Perfect Gift! We would be happy and highly appreciate if you leave review:)

  • Author: Penguin Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-1674322537
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.17 x 11 inches


4. The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols (For Collectors Only)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols, 3rd Edition, totals 566 pages. It includes 84 tables detailing parts and markings and 678 photos and drawings. This book is part of North Cape Publications, Inc.® For Collectors Only® series of books on collector’s and antique firearms. Parts are described in chapters organized by subassembly receiver, slide and magazine. Serial numbers are listed in individual tables by military and the individual commercial models such as the ACE and Service ACE, National Match, .38 Super, Commander, Gold Cup, British, Argentine, Norwegian, and Canadian military models, etc. An appendix also contains a serial number listing organized by shipping date. Check to see when a pistol was manufactured, then to see when it was actually shipped. Parts are described in chapters organized by assembly receiver, slide and magazine. Each part of each assembly, i.e., trigger system, magazine release, sights, etc. are then described and photographed complete with markings and other identifying characteristics. Parts are differentiated by model and manufacturer, i.e. Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington Arms-UMC, Singer, Ithaca, Remington Rand and Union Switch & Signal. All Colt commercial model and variation parts are also described and compared to the military .45 ACP part. Serial number ranges are provided for every model and manufacturer of the Model 1911, Model 1911A1, and Series 70/80 in separate tables. Serial numbers for British military, Canadian, Argentine, Norwegian, and Russian military pistols are also given. Markings are often the key to authenticating the Model 1911/Model1911A1. All military and commercial markings are listed by date or serial number range of use in twenty-six individual tables both by military and the individual commercial models, and by other manufacturers. Individual chapters provide detailed examinations of markings on receivers, slides and barrels, including both military inspection and commercial markings, all correlated to serial number ranges. An appendix includes photographs of all slide markings. Finishes are discussed for both military and commercial pistols by serial number ranges. Accoutrements and accessories for the Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 are thoroughly explored. All belts, magazine pockets, and holsters are described and photographed. Complete listings of all U.S. military holster manufacturers--- U.S. military Model 1912, 1916, M3, M7, and M15 are included. U.S. military-issue ammunition in .45 ACP is described in detail including cartons and shipping containers. Complete listings and descriptions of all holster manufacturers are included. U.S. military-issue ammunition in .45 ACP is described in detail. The Argentine Ballester-Riguad and -Molina pistols, as well as Norwegian Models are discussed in detail and compared to the Model 1911A1. A photo-illustrated assembly/disassembly procedure shows the most efficient way to maintain the pistol. As always in the For Collectors Only® series any change or variation in a part is described by serial number range, making it possible to determine the authenticity of any Model 1911 or Model 1911A1 by year of manufacture.

  • Author: Joe Poyer
  • Publisher: North Cape Publications, Incorporated; 2nd edition (December 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-1882391462
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.28 x 8.5 inches


5. Romans at War: The Roman Military in the Republic and Empire

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

"Ground-breaking insights into the Roman military presented in a sumptuously illustrated package – this will make a glorious gift for Roman history aficionados." – Love Reading The Roman military machine was pre-eminent in the ancient world, projecting power across the known world over a vast chronology, and an increasingly huge and diverse geography. One of the most powerful instruments of war in the history of conflict, it proved uniquely adept at learning from setbacks, always coming back the stronger for it. In so doing it displayed two of the most important traits associated with the world of Rome. Firstly grit, that key ability to remain steadfast and to overcome adversity even in the most challenging of circumstances, as faced for example by the Republic in the Second Punic War against Hannibal. Secondly, the ability to copy the successful technical and tactical innovations of their enemies, enabling the Roman military to always stay one step ahead of its opponents on campaign and in battle. In this grand tour, covering every aspect of the Roman military, leading expert Dr Simon Elliott first provides a detailed background to the Roman Republic and Empire to provide context for all that follows. He then looks specifically at the Roman military in its three key chronological phases: the Republic, the Principate Empire and the Dominate Empire. Next he forensically examines specific instances of the Roman military on campaign and in battle, and of its engineering prowess. Finally, he investigates the many enemies faced by the Roman Republic and Empire. This all provides a firm structure to enable the reader to come to grips with this incredible military machine, one whose exploits still resonate in the world to this very day.

  • Author: Simon Elliott
  • Publisher: Casemate (November 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, History


6. The Art Of War

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

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 ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to a different set of skills (or "art") 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.

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 24, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 979-8727732410
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches


7. Weapons of the Samurai

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this lively study assesses the array of weapons and equipment employed by the samurai, Japan's legendary warriors. This fully illustrated new book describes and analyzes the weapons and equipment traditionally associated with the samurai, Japan's superlative warriors. It examines the range of weapons used by them at different times and in different situations. Beginning with the rise of the samurai during the 10th century, this lively study traces the introduction of edged weapons (cutting and piercing) and missile weapons (bows and guns) over the next 500 years. The book shows clearly how they were employed by individual samurai using many previously untranslated primary texts, and explains how their use spread more widely among low-class troops, pirates, and rebels. It also shows how schools of martial arts took over and changed the weapons and their uses during the peaceful Edo Period (1615–1868).

  • Author: Stephen Turnbull
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: History, Military
  • ISBN: 978-1472844040
  • Dimensions: 7.36 x 0.19 x 9.8 inches


8. Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, 9th Edition: The Collector’s Price & Reference Guide

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

The No. 1 guide to pricing and identification of military arms and accessories from around the world. Now in its 9 th  Edition,  Standard Catalog of Military Firearms  is the undisputed best source available for pricing and identification of military handguns, rifles and shotguns, as well as Class III automatic firearms and accessories such as bayonets, clips, magazines and holsters. Author Phillip Peterson, a renowned expert in military history and firearms, has completely updated the pricing of the more than 2,000 models of military firearms manufactured since 1870. From Mauser 98s to M1 Garands and Russian guns, weaponry from 32 countries is represented here. Identification advice and more than 1,700 photos help the buyer, seller, trader or collector make wise decisions. Also included is a special 16-page color section featuring rare and collectible pieces from recent U.S. auctions. Standard Catalog of Military Firearms  is the trusted source for the legions of militaria fans who know the value of having expert knowledge at their fingertips as they study the weapons that have shaped our world’s history.

  • Author: Philip Peterson
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 9th edition (March 31, 2020)
  • Genre: History, Military
  • ISBN: 978-1946267986
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 1.13 x 10.88 inches


9. Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

The world's most popular and respected author on World War II firearms presents his most complete examination of the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine ever. It's absolutely huge - nearly 300 pages packed solid with the kind of useful, hands-on knowledge that readers have been demanding. Detailed, close-up photographs show the specific features that separate valuable rarities from fakes and rebuilds. Covers all the manufacturers, with easy-to-understand explanations of all the components, parts, variations and markings. Learn which parts are proper for which guns and avoid being fooled. Over 300 clear, large photos show you features, markings, overall views and actions shots of the guns being used in battle. 33 tables give you instant reference to the facts you need the most. This is simply the most complete and useful guide to these very important military firearms.

  • Author: Bruce N. Canfield
  • Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Pub; 1st edition (October 1, 1998)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-0917218835
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.25 inches


10. Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century: Guns of the World's Armies

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Military Antiques & Collectibles - August 2021

Soldiers in today's modern armies have access to ever more advanced infantry weapons; lighter, more compact and more accurate than anything seen in the last century. These include combat pistols, personal assault rifles, submachine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, light machine guns and squad automatic weapons. Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century features all these weapons and more in exhaustive detail. The author draws on the operational combat experience of the users in war zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine. As well as assessing and comparing the potency of different nations weapon systems , the book looks to the future demands of the infantry man. As in the case of the author's previous work Guns of Special Forces 2001-2015 , the result is an affordable, comprehensive and authoritative study of modern infantry weapons.

  • Author: Leigh Neville
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (December 27, 2019)
  • Genre: History, Military
  • ISBN: 978-1473896130
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 1 x 9.8 inches