Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Gun books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- 40th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values (2019)
- Gun Digest 2020, 74th Edition: The World’s Greatest Gun Book! (2019)
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (2017)
- Gun Digest 2019, 73rd Edition: The World’s Greatest Gun Book! (2018)
- No Guns Life, Vol. 1 (1) (2019)
- Gun Sense: Massachusetts Gun Law Information and Common Sense Firearm Safety (2019)
- Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules: A Children’s Book About Gun Safety (2018)
- Johnny Got His Gun: A Novel (1984)
- Negroes with Guns (2013)
- Gun Trader’s Guide, Fortieth Edition: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values (2018)
- The Politics of Gun Control (2017)
- The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I (2004)
40th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values (2019)
This new 40th Anniversary edition features a throwback cover style that pays homage to the very 1st Edition Blue Book of Gun Values and includes all the new 2019 makes and models, along with important pricing updates on many current and discontinued models. For the first time in decades, many values on collectible firearms, especially AR-15s, have gone down significantly – this new 40th edition carefully tracks this…
Gun Digest 2020, 74th Edition: The World’s Greatest Gun Book! (2019)
has been the No. 1 go-to source and research guide for firearms enthusiasts worldwide. Informative and entertaining articles by the top writers in the field cover every aspect of guns and shooting, including hunting, personal defense, target practice, gunmaking and collecting.
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (2017)
“Fascinating. Lays a foundation for understanding human history.”―Bill Gates In this “artful, informative, and delightful” (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.
Gun Digest 2019, 73rd Edition: The World’s Greatest Gun Book! (2018)
has been the No. 1 go-to source and research guide for firearms enthusiasts worldwide. Informative and entertaining articles by the top writers in the field cover every aspect of guns and shooting, including hunting, personal defense, target practice, gunmaking and collecting. Historical articles provide a look at the role played by firearms in our country and around the world.
No Guns Life, Vol. 1 (1) (2019)
Ex-soldier Juzo Inui has one question–who turned him into a cyborg and erased his memories?After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun!
Gun Sense: Massachusetts Gun Law Information and Common Sense Firearm Safety (2019)
From the ForewordMark Shean’s “Gun Sense” is in reality a series of numbered and un-numbered articles assembled into a book. In 2018, after one of Mark’s License to Carry (LTC) classes, he was talking about wanting to take his blog and turn it into an E-book. There was a desire to be able to reach a wider audience and make it easier for his students to follow along with him/review the material.
Toys, Tools, Guns & Rules: A Children’s Book About Gun Safety (2018)
We talk to kids about the dangers of fire, drugs, strangers, drowning, and more—but not about guns. There are hundreds of millions of firearms in the United States alone. We must talk with our children about guns and firearm safety to protect them and help prevent deaths and injuries.
Johnny Got His Gun: A Novel (1984)
This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered—not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives. . . . This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome . . . but so is war.
Negroes with Guns (2013)
2013 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Contains two essays by Martin Luther King Jr. concerning the role of violence in the civil rights movement. During the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Robert Williams organized armed self-defense against the racist violence of the Ku Klux Klan. This is the story of his movement, first established in Monroe, N.C.
Gun Trader’s Guide, Fortieth Edition: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values (2018)
If you are seeking a comprehensive reference for collectible gun values, the Gun Trader’s Guide is the only book you need. For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts.
The Politics of Gun Control (2017)
The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape–especially the Orlando nightclub shootings, the San Bernardino incident, and the ongoing legacy of Sandy Hook–placing them in context with similar recent events.
The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I (2004)
In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation.
Best Gun Books You Must Read
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Author(s): Mathieu Nayrolles, Rajesh Gunasundaram, Sridhar Rao
ID: 2362856, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: July 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf
Masters of the Air: The Great War Pilots McLeod, McKeever, and MacLaren
Author(s): Roger Gunn
ID: 2449814, Publisher: Dundurn, Year: 7 Dec 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub
Community Equity Audits: Communities and Schools Working Together to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap
Author(s): Kathryn Bell McKenzie, J. Martyn Gunn, Talitha Agan, Campbell John Bullock, Amelia Herrera-Evans
ID: 2448941, Publisher: Corwin, Year: 4 Dec 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.