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1 A Quick & Dirty Guide to War: Briefings on Present & Potential Wars, 4th Edition
Dunnigan, James F.; Bay, Austin Paladin Press 1581606834 / 9781581606836 PAPERBACK New 
1581606834 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 640 p. Audience: General/trade. first three editions of A Quick and Dirty Guide to War not only provided essential tools for understanding wars and hot spots around the world, they delivered remarkably accurate projections on the outcomes of each conflict. War-game simulation specialists James F. Dunnigan and Austin Bay have revised their highly regarded analyses, bringing up to date not only the many conventional conflicts around the world today but the new battlegrounds that have emerged since the previous edition was published more than a decade ago the Global War on Terror, counterinsurgency struggles around the world and the latest frontier of modern combat: cyber war. This fourth edition takes up where the last edition left off and analyzes the monumental events that have occurred since 1996 September 11, the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while guiding readers through dozens of other significant developments around the globe, including the tinderbox situation with Iran and oil flow through the Persian Gulf; the final disintegration of Yugoslavia; the struggle for regional influence between Brazil, Colombia and Hugo Ch?vez's Venezuela; Israel's attempts to deal with a fragmented Palestine Liberation Organization; China and India's growing influence in Asia and beyond; ongoing chaos and suffering on the Horn of Africa; Russia's struggle to reassert itself on the world stage; and much more. Dunnigan and Bay present an enormous amount of information in a series of concise, insightful briefings coupled with their shrewd projections of potential outcomes, making A Quick and Dirty Guide to War a thought-provoking reference on the face of war in the 21st century. 
Price: 51.00 USD

10 Suppressors Volume 5: Ingram MAC 10/11 Supressor
Minuteman Publications B000KBER94 PAPERBACK New 
B000KBER94 Now, a suppressor series aimed at furnishing your most prominent guns! Each of these construction manuals was researched by a professional machinist whose objective was to make the manufacturing process as simple and practical as possible. These suppressors rival those of silencer designers - both in effectiveness and workmanship. Chapters are: Operating Principle, Ammunition Requirements, Parts to be Fabricated or Purchased, Material for Construction, Modifications to Weapon, Barrel Length Differences, Assembly of Suppressor and Sighting Systems. 
Price: 16.00 USD

2 About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War
PM Press 1604864400 / 9781604864403 PAPERBACK New 
1604864400 How does a young person who volunteers to serve in the U.S. military become a war-resister who risks ostracism, humiliation, and prison rather than fight? Although it is not well publicized, the long tradition of refusing to fight in unjust wars continues today within the American military. In this book, resisters describe in their own words the process they went through, from raw recruits to brave refusers. They speak about the brutality and appalling violence of war; the constant dehumanizing of the enemy?and of our own soldiers?that begins in Basic Training; the demands that they ignore their own consciences and simply follow orders. They describe how their ideas about the justification for the current wars changed and how they came to oppose the policies and practices of the U.S. empire, and even war itself. Some of the refusers in this book served one or more tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and returned with serious problems resulting from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Others heard such disturbing stories of violence from returning vets that they vowed not to go themselves. Still others were mistreated in one way or another and decided they?d had enough. Every one of them had the courage to say a resounding ?NO!? The stories in this book provide an intimate, honest look at the personal transformation of each of these young people and at the same time constitute a powerful argument against militarization and endless war. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. Chomsky looks at the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the potential of GI resistance to play a role in bringing the troops home. Ellsberg relates his own act of resistance in leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971 to the current WikiLeaks revelations of U.S. military secrets. 
Price: 20.00 USD

11 The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism
Sanders, Barry AK Press 1904859941 / 9781904859949 PAPERBACK New 
1904859941 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p. Audience: General/trade. Here's the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the earth would still be headed, head first and at full speed, toward total disaster for one major reason. military produces enough greenhouse gases, by itself, to place the entire globe, with all its inhabitants large and small, in the most immanent danger of extinction. from the Introduction This new investigation by Barry Sanders examines in detail the environmental impact of US military practices. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny of the social and economic impacts of the US defense policies, Sanders explores a completely different aspect of the situation, declaring military activity, from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns, as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis. Based on research culled from documents released or leaked by the military, Green Zone is the first book to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between militarism and ecological destruction. Includes a powerful Foreword by Mike Davis. Barry Sanders is a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant recipient, has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, and is the author of eleven books, including A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word and Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive History. 
Price: 15.00 USD

3 Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers"
PM Press 1604865903 / 9781604865905 PAPERBACK New 
1604865903 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. On March 5th, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. More than thirty people were killed and more than one hundred were wounded. This locale is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famed 10th century classical Arab poet al-Mutanabbi, it has been the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. This anthology begins with a historical introduction to al-Mutanabbi Street and includes the writing of Iraqis as well as a wide swath of international poets and writers who were outraged by this attack. This book seeks to show where al-Mutanabbi Street starts in all of us: personally, in our communities, and in our nations. It seeks to show the commonality between this small street in Baghdad and our own cultural centers, and why this attack was an attack on us all. This anthology sees al-Mutanabbi Street as a place for the free exchange of ideas; a place that has long offered its sanctuary to the complete spectrum of Iraqi voices. This is where the roots of democracy (in the best sense of that word) took hold many hundreds of years ago. This anthology looks toward al-Mutanabbi Street as an affirmation of all that we hope for in a more just society. Contributors include: Beau Beausoleil, Musa al-Musawi, Anthony Shadid, Mousa al-Naseri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Deena Metzger, Sam Hamod, Lutfiya Al-Dulaimi, Zaid Shlah, Persis Karim, Ayub Nuri, Marian Haddad, Sarah Browning, Eileen Grace O?Malley Callahan, Roger Sederat, Elline Lipkin, Esther Kamkar, Robert Perry, Gloria Collins, Brian Turner, Gloria Frym, Owen Hill, Abd al-Rahim, Salih al-Rahim, Yassin ?The Narcicyst? Alsalman, Jose Luis Gutierrez, Sargon Boulus, Peter Money, Sinan Antoon, Muhammad al-Hamrani, Livia Soto, Janet Sternburg, Sam Hamill, Salah Al-Hamdani, Gail Sher, Dunya Mikhail, Irada Al Jabbouri, Dilara Cirit, Niamh MacFionnlaoich, Erica Goss, Daisy Zamora, George Evans, Steve Dickison, Maysoon Pachachi, Summer Brenner, Jen Hofer, Rijin Sahakian, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, Jane Hirshfield, Jack Marshall, Susan Moon, Diana di Prima, Evelyn So, Nahrain Al-Mousawi, Ko Un, Joe Lamb, Katrina Rodabaugh, Mohammed Hayawi, Nazik Al-Malaika,? Raya Asee, Gazar Hantoosh, Mark Abley, Majid Naficy, Lewis Buzbee, Ibn al-Utri, Thomas Christensen, Amy Gerstler,? Genny Lim, Saadi Youssef, Judith Lyn Suttton, Josh Kun, Dana Teen Lomax, Etel Adnan, Bushra Al-Bustani, Marilyn Hacker, Richard Harrison, Fady Joudah, Philip Metres, Hayan Charara, Annie Finch, Kazim Ali, Deema K. Shehabi, Kenneth Wong, Elmaz Abinader, Habib Tengour, Khaled Mattawa, Rachida Madani, Amina Said, Alise Alousi, Sita Carboni, Fran Bourassa, Jabez W. Churchill, Daniela Elza, Linda Norton, Fred Norman, Bonnie Nish, Janet Rodney, Adrienne Rich, Cornelius Eady, Julie Bruck, Kwame Dawes, Ralph Angel, B.H. Fairchild, Terese Svoboda, Mahmoud Darwish, Amir el-Chidiac, Aram Saroyan, Sholeh Wolpe, Nathalie Handal, Azar Nafisi, Dima Hilal, Tony Kranz, Jordan Elgrably, devorah major, Suzy Malcolm, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Rick London, Sarah Menefee, Roberto Harrison, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Amaranth Borsuk, Lamees Al-Ethari, Shayma? al-Saqr, Meena Alexander, and Jim Natal. 
Price: 20.00 USD

12 The public good: Philanthropy and welfare in the Civil War era (The Impact of the Civil War)
Bremner, Robert Hamlett distributed by Random House Knopf 0394511239 / 9780394511238 Hardcover Good 
0394511239 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, worn around edges and corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 8.00 USD

4 Guerrilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations
Desert Publications New 
New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Without a doubt one of the best single-volume handbooks ever written on guerrilla warfare. This is FM31-21, the Bible of our elite Special forces in its entirety. With over 250 pages, it gives a well illustrated coverage of such topics as organization, logistics, infiltration, ambush, sniping, patrols, raids, mining, sabotage, weapons, demolitions, and much more! An indispensable volume. 6x9, softcover. 
Price: 18.00 USD

13 The SAS Combat Handbook
Lyons Press 1585744409 / 9781585744404 PAPERBACK New 
1585744409 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Over the past six decades, the British Army's Special Air Service Brigade-developed during World War II as a long-range commando unit to attack targets deep in enemy territory-has more than earned its reputation as the world's toughest fighting outfit. SAS Combat Handbook is an action-packed guide to SAS tactics as well as those of other crack organizations, such as the U.S. Army's Delta Force and Green Berets. Here you'll learn how to employ tried-and-tested combat tactics in hostile environments ranging from the Sahara to the Arctic. Learn about: evasion, capture, and escape routines; health and medical skills; hijack and hostage rescue; landings and raids in hostile territory; navigation, combat tracking, and hazard avoidance; wilderness survival (from improvising tools to finding food). Also included are accounts of SAS actions worldwide, including key battles in Oman, the Falklands, and the Persian Gulf that reveal, in vivid, gripping detail, the heroism and skill neede d to become an elite soldier. (7 1/2 x 9 1/4, 512 pages, illustrations). 
Price: 20.00 USD

5 How to Stage a Military Coup: From Planning to Execution
Connor, Ken; Hebditch, David Skyhorse Publishing 1602393753 / 9781602393752 PAPERBACK New 
1602393753 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Fed up with taxes? Angered and disappointed by corrupt leaders? How to Stage a Military Coup lays down practical strategies that have proven themselves around the globe. David Hebditch and Ken Connor examine, with a critical eye, successful as well as failed coup attempts throughout the twentieth century with the aim of showing their readers just what it takes to swiftly and soundly overthrow a government. Exploring coups from Nigeria, to Cuba, to Iraq, and with true stories of SAS combat written by Ken Connor, the book gives an insightful glimpse into this violent and rarely-seen world of shifting power. How to Stage a Military Coup is a unique textbook for the armchair revolutionary, as well as a practical guide for the idealist with a soft spot for the sound of artillery fire. From evaluation of the political climate and investigation of potential allies, to recruiting and training personnel, to strategies for ensuring timely transfer of power, the book leaves no aspect of the coup d ?tat unexamined. book also includes appendixes, notes, and a world map of coups d ?tat. 
Price: 13.00 USD

14 Two Component High Explosive Mixtures & Improvised Shaped Charges
Last Word Press New 
New. No dust jacket as issued. photocopied stapled pamphlet, Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! 70 p. 
Price: 8.00 USD

6 Iraq: The Forever War (PM Audio)
Chomsky, Noam PM Press 1604861002 / 9781604861006 Audiobook CD New 
1604861002 New in new dust jacket. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! PM Audio. Audience: General/trade. Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nation s past and present use of force. Demonstrating how imperial powers have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on Iraq as not just a mistake but also a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. discourse focuses on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the dangerous and immoral use of anticipatory self-defense to undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In spite of this dark assessment, Chomsky maintains hope for democracy at home and abroad by inspiring listeners to shake off our political malaise and work to build a more egalitarian future for all. Reviews: "A global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet. "--New York Times "conscience of the American people. "--New Statesman. 
Price: 15.00 USD

15 U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Handbook (US Army Survival)
Department of Defense Skyhorse Publishing 1602391726 / 9781602391727 PAPERBACK New 
1602391726 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 288 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Anyone with an interest in what our troops are doing overseas will find this government manual an excellent source of information. It gives a detailed breakdown of what an insurgency is, how one starts and builds, and what our forces must do to overcome it. Find out the key roles often taken by insurgents; how to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; and what ethical questions arise in handling these types of situations. Historical examples and anecdotes of both successes and failures provide an overall perspective. Dozens of illustrations and charts break down the information for civilians, and appendices cover legal issues, translation difficulties, airpower, and more. 
Price: 18.00 USD

7 Psyop: Military Psychological Operations Manual
U.S. Army Mind Control Publishing 0557052564 / 9780557052561 PAPERBACK New 
0557052564 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Psychological Operations Soldiers use persuasion to influence perceptions and encourage desired behavior. cornerstone of PSYOP is truth, credibly presented to convince a foreign audience to cease resistance or take actions favorable to friendly forces. During Desert Storm, the effective use of PSYOP was a combat multiplier that directly contributed to the surrender of thousands of Iraqi Soldiers. It is clear its effectiveness saved countless coalition and Iraqi lives. Psychological Operations units also have Soldiers with unique skills. These Soldiers are communicators who provide the commander with the ability to communicate information to large audiences via radio, television, leaflets and loudspeakers. PSYOP Soldier's language skills, regional orientation and knowledge of communications media provide a means of delivering critical information to host-nation audiences. Psychological Operations are a vital part of the broad range of diplomatic, informational, military, and economic (DIME) activities used by the U.S. Government. PSYOP Soldiers use information to influence the behavior of foreign audiences in support of U.S. policy and national objectives. Used during peacetime, contingencies, and declared war, these activities are non-lethal. They are force multipliers that use nonviolent means in often violent environments. Persuading rather than compelling physically, they rely on logic, fear, desire or other psychological factors to promote specific behaviors. ultimate objective of U.S. military Psychological Operations is to convince enemy, neutral, and friendly governments, forces and populations to take actions favorable to the United States and its allies. Psychological Operations (PSYOP, PSYOPS) are techniques used by military and police forces to influence a target audience's value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, and behavior. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals, and are used in orde. 
Price: 23.00 USD

16 U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook
Department of the Army Skyhorse Publishing 1602393745 / 9781602393745 PAPERBACK New 
1602393745 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 264 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. They are swift, silent, and deadly. That s why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team s ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook. Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more. This is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest in military tactics. 
Price: 13.00 USD

8 Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War
Ketchum, Richard M. Henry Holt and Co. 080504681X / 9780805046816 Hardcover Good 
080504681X 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Smudge on bottom edge of pages, green remainder mark on top edge of pages. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 13.00 USD

17 Working In A War Zone: Cashing in Safely After the Shooting Stops
Morris, Jeff Paladin Press 1581603665 / 9781581603668 PAPERBACK New 
1581603665 Why would anyone want to work in a war zone? The most common reason is money - and there is a lot of it to be made in a war zone. Whether they are paid in dollars, marks or dinars, war-zone workers often make 10 times what they would back home, and quite a few make in one year what it would take them 20 to earn back home. And the earnings may be tax free if you follow the rules outlined in this book. Others choose to work in war zones because of the travel. Not only are expenses to and from the war zone covered, but workers frequently take breaks in nearby vacation spots for almost nothing. It's the challenge of performing in a combat zone that draws some to this work, and not a day goes by that some part of you is not challenged in a war-torn area. Your motivation may be more noble: you want to help people. In a war zone you can touch the lives of so many people with just a little effort and compassion. Whatever your motivation, if you are looking for an exciting new job or personal challenge,?Working in a War Zone?is for you. Written by a veteran war-zone worker, this entertaining guide is crammed with practical advice on finding jobs, negotiating compensation, locating safe shelter, managing your finances and everything else you need to know to not only survive but prosper in a war zone. 
Price: 20.00 USD

9 Silencing sentries
Diaz-Cobo, Oscar Loompanics Unlimited 0915179849 / 9780915179848 PAPERBACK New 
0915179849 Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 92 p. Audience: General/trade. material in this book is designed to familiarize the reader with maneuvers that can be used to close in on and remove an enemy sentry. Sentry removal can be a skill useful in unconventional and guerrilla warfare as well as under escape and survival conditions. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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