John Brunner Books is your source to buy some very specialized books based on the vast and extensive personal knowledge of John W. Brunner. This talented author has spent untold hours doing tireless research to bring you complete information in these areas. When not tirelessly working on his books John visits his grandchildren. He does not read or write science fiction books!

 

OSS Weapons II

This is the only reliable reference source on the special equipment prepared for and issued by the OSS during World War 2. Unlike all the other sources on this subject, this book is based on many years of intensive research in the original records now located in the U.S. National Archives. It is also based upon personal experience with this equipment while serving overseas with the OSS during World War 2 and upon information received from other OSS veterans with similar first hand experiences. It is also based upon close personal examination and testing of much of this equipment which was formerly in the author's personal collection, the largest such collection in the world. The first edition of this book is long out of print. Hardbound, 8½ by 11 inches, 276 pages, 165 B&W and 51 color photographs plus numerous drawings and other illustrations. Full color dust jacket.

Readers say:
"OSS Weapons II is an incredible book. What an effort. A masterful job of research."
"Indispensable reference work...This book is as good as we will ever get."

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OSS Special Operations in China

This is an account, drawn mainly from the original OSS records, of field operations in China against enemy forces there. It is also based upon the personal experiences of the authors, who were there. Hardbound 6 by 9 inches, 550 pages, 84 B&W photographs, drawings and maps plus color photographs on the dust jacket. Published here are photographs of an actual ambush in progress against an enemy column.

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The OSS Crossbows

A limited number of the author's earlier book on The OSS Crossbows is still available. This is the only available study of these unusual weapons developed for OSS use but actually produced in very small numbers. It is based on archival records and on examination and testing of the crossbows in the author's personal collection. Fully illustrated, it is hardbound 6 by 9 inches and 160 pages or softbound.

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"The book is now in high demand in the after market and brings a premium price."

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The Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols

The second edition of my book on The Colt Pocket Hammerless Automatic Pistols is now available. Profusely illustrated it is based on many years of research in the Colt factory production and shipping records as well as personal examination of these pistols over more than sixty years. Included is a detailed record of all of the changes made in these two models (Models M and N) over the 45 years of its production. Also included are the identifications by name and serial number of most of the General Officers who were issued these pistols during and after World War 2.
The book is 8½ by 11 inches, 240 pages with 226 illustrations, 100 of them in color.

Readers say:
"Outstanding! The color pictures are amazing"

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