Captain Dave's Book Shelf
Books Featured in American Survival Guide
If you're read about an interesting book in American Survival Guide, chances are fair to middlin' that you can buy it here (some are not yet available in stores when the review is written). We've tried to include not only those reviewed by the magazine, but also those mentioned in other areas of the magazine.
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- The Home Health Guide to Poisons and Antidotes
by Carol Turkington; Paperback, 372 pages
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An A to Z reference for identifying, avoiding and treating poisoning, from food poisoning to household and natural dangers. Includes 600 substances. An important resource for anyone with small kids.
- Fielding's the World's Most Dangerous Places (1997 edition)
by Robert Young Pelton; paperback
Adventure seekers use this to find hot spots of unrest throughout the globe. Smart survivalists will use this as a directory of places to be avoided. It does include helpful information on where to get visa information, find tourist offices, etc.
- Advanced Ultimate Sniper is not yet available, but the original work is, as are two video tapes:
- The Ultimate Sniper : An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers
John L., Major Plaster; Paperback
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One of the world's best-known snipers shares his tricks, tactics and equipment recommendations. If you want to reach the level of "one shot, one kill," this book is the way to go. Worth every penny.
- Pro Sniper John Plaster / VHS Tape / Published 1995
Our Price: $14.99
- Ultimate Sniper John Plaster / VHS Tape / Published 1996 Our Price: $19.99
- Jet Stream - Part 1 of WWIII: The Breakup Of America; A 21st Century Thriller
R. L. Muehlberg; Paperback; Published 1996
Our Price: $12.95
This novel details the coming break up of America and the outbreak of war in the next decade. Will the United Sttates succumb to an invasion or survive?
- Silencer History and Performance: Sporting and Tactical Silencers, Volume 1
by Alan C Paulson, Paperback; $50.00
While many consider silencers an evil tool of assassins, they have important tactical and sporting uses and are quite common in some European countries. Did you know that a silencer or suppressor on a sniper rifle not only muffles the report but makes it very difficult for those in the target area to tell the direction of the gun shot?
As the title implies, this books details the history of silencers and provides a detailed look at silencer design and performance.
- The Next War
by Peter Schweizer, Caspar Weinberger
Hardcover, 470 pages
List: $27.50-- Amazon.com Price: $19.25-- You Save 30%
When a guy like Casper Weinberger, former secretary of defense, writes a books with likely scenarios for the next war, you got to give it some credibility. So if you're preparing to hunker down and survive a war or terrorist attack, you've no doubt analyzed some likely scenarios. Now you can take a look at what the experts predict will happen, including: North Korea invading South Korea, Taiwan being attacked by Mainland China, nuclear terrorism, unrest in Mexico spilling into the U.S., aggression by a new Russian dictator, etc.
- Handgun Stopping Power : The Definitive Study
by Evan P. Marshall, Edwin J. Sanow; Hardcover
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If you've picked up a gun magazine lately, you've probably read an article by one of these authors or seen a reference to this tome. Wondering what bullet design to use, or which caliber is best for your personal defense? This book explores these and other issues in great depth. Based on a database of real-life reports, they predict the stopping power of just about every pistol load.
- Protect Your Assets: How to Avoid Falling Victim to the Government's Forfeiture Laws
by Adam Starchild; Paperback
Due Process, and the belief that you are innocent until proven guilty, may be one of the foundations of the Bill of Rights, but as this book explains, it's quickly becoming one of the lost rights. Today, your property, even your business, can be seized without due process. Even after being found innocent in a court of law, reclaiming your goods -- not to mention your good name -- is no simple process.
Read this book before they come crashing through your door. Hear the appalling true stories of countless innocent citizens whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by government confiscation of their homes, businesses, vehicles and bank accounts -- without due process -- and what you can do to help prevent it from happenig to you.
February was a tough month. Of the seven books listed in the February issue, only one was available through Amazon.com. We'll add the others in the future, should they become available.
- High Performance Nutrition:The Total Eating Plan to Maximize Your Workout
Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, Susan M. Kleiner, Paperback
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Physical fitness is a key requirement for personal survival, and this books tells you how to eat right to acheive it. More than just counting calories, High Performance Nutrition includes important information about sugar and fat substitutes and their impact on your body.
- The Clandestine Broadcasting Directory
by Mathias Kropf, Paperback
Published by Tiare Pubns
Ideal reference for anyone with an interest in clandestine broadcasting by one of Europe's top authorities. Includes schedules, backing organizations, addresses and more -- arranged by both time and frequency.
- The Pirate Radio Directory
by Andrew Yoder and George Zeller
List: $12.95Amazon.com Price: $12.95
Published by Tiare Pubns
This notorious guide to the world of pirate radio is published annually and will quickly become your standard reference. It's complete listing covers recently active pirate stations, with notes on frequencies, formats, QSL addresses, etc. Also featured is an extensive introduction to pirate radio listening.
- Glock Handguns, by Duncan Long is not yet available through Amazon.com. However, we do have an extensive list of books by Duncan Long, one of the most prolific survival-oriented authors.
- Creating the Complete Food Storage Program by Skipper Clark is not yet available through Amazon.com. However, extensive information on food storage is available through the Food Storage FAQ.
- Treason the New World Order
Published by Cassandra Pr
Publication date: August 1996
A well-researched work on those who call for a single world government -- at the expense of our sovereignty. Find out more about topics from corporate dominance to our out-of-control intelligence community. This book will make you question everything you hear from government and corporations -- and for good reason.
- Guide to Wild Foods
by Christopher Nyerges
Third Rev. Edition
List: $8.95-- Amazon.com Price: $8.95 + $0.85 special surcharge
A respected expert on surviving in the wild, Nyerges is a frequent contributor to American Survival Guide and runs the School of Self Reliance. This excellent book is perfect for anyone planning to live off the wilderness. Highly recommended. You can check out his web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~nyerges/ to learn more about Christopher and view his class schedule.
- Street Smarts for the New Millennium
by Jack Luger
Published by Loompanics Unlimited
Publication date: August 1996
Captain Dave has been reading books published by Loompanics for years, and this is another worthy effort. If you're concerned about protecting yourself both physically and economically, this books is for you. It provides helpful information on everything from avoiding cons and car-jackings to improving your job security.
- Mountaineering First Aid : A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care by Jan D. Carline, Martha J.Lentz and Steven C. MacDonald 4th Edition
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Published by Mountaineers Books
Publication date: June 1996
Dimensions (in inches): 8.32 x 5.31 x 1.27
This guide provides information on a range of topics, from preparing before mountaineering to actually treating specific injuries. New sections in this revised edition include treating animal bites and stings and first aid for children.