A Fantastic New Book on the Swords and Sabers of the US Army

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Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:41 pm

Knowing he is too modest to post this himself, I thought I'd share the announcement of Trooper's new book,

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To say this study is exhaustive is a gross understatement. About 99% of the material is taken from previously unpublished (and largely unknown) primary sources. As my colleague Stuart says, "He has re-invented the study of post-CW swords."

And, in the spirit of full disclosure I should say that I am the editor... so I'm intimately familiar with everything in it. It is really a treat to be able to publish something that is virtually all new information. It is printed and is currently in transit. We expect to have them by mid-November.

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Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:47 pm

Hoo-rah! :clap:

And I shall make this topic sticky
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Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:21 pm

Congratulations Dusan and great news for us all!
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:58 am

Thank you for your kindness.
If the work has merits they would be fewer without Joe's invaluable help and input.
By ruthless editing and masterly page setting he has made my manuscript and photographs into the handsome book I think you will appreciate if using the work.
I hope it will be of use and interest to any reader.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:13 am

I am sure it is an impressive work. Can't wait to get a copy. Is there any particular source that you recommend?
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:19 am

Let me put in a pitch for the publisher, Mowbray Publishing.

http://gunandswordcollector.com/Templates/catalog.html

Here Joe Puleo might be too modest to mention it, but they're excellent and everything they publish is good.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:23 am

Thanks, Pat.
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:55 pm

Looking good! Counting the days...

If possible any chance we can be treated to a glimpse of the back cover as well?
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Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:07 pm

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Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:29 pm

Dusan,

Congratulations with a book! Seems like a solid and useful work. Hope to get it for Christmas. :)
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
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Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:03 pm

Thank you Alex.
I hope you get a copy for Christmas too! :roll:
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:52 pm

I just ordered a copy on-line. Shame Dusan and Joe cannot sign it...
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:26 pm

An excerpt from the book appears in the current issue of Man At Arms concerning the 1905 experimental saber. I just read it, and I have to say that it was a delight to read.

It was engaging and fascinating in a narrative fashion, which often isn't the case for works of this type. That's quite an accomplishment. The quote in the beginning of the article from a cavalry officer, regarding the utility of the saber, is an absolute classic and caused me to have to look up the meaning of the word "spontoon". Very well done indeed! :thumbup:
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Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:05 pm

Thank you Joe and Pat. I hope you will find it of interest and service.
I used the narrative style where the found documentation would support it.
I find the developmental history of an arm as interesting as any other aspect of it and hope that you will too.
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:28 am

Joe and Dusan:

I know where Dusan lives, so know he can't sign this, but wonder if Joe can intercept my pre-ordered copy and sign it?
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:29 pm

Sure... I'll give Kristin, in our office, a note to bring me your copy when its ready for shipment. They are expected some time in the next two weeks.

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Edit: All taken care of. We've attached a note to the order and she will bring me the book before it ships.
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Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:08 pm

Thank you, Joe.

Now this would be a good excuse to bring Dusan over...
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:39 pm

The books arrived yesterday. They will probably start shipping on Monday.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:54 pm

I received my copy a few days ago, and I must say it is an outstanding read and an excellent scholarly work. Of course I went to the chapter on the M1913 sabre, and was amazed at the amount of work that was done to bring it to the troops. For the truly detailed oriented, the CD is an outstanding addition. I believe that the use of a cd or maybe a dvd will be expected in future publications of this type. :thumbup: :clap:
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:45 pm

Many thanks for your kind words TL.
I'm glad it has proved of interest and hope it will continue to be of service.
Joe VP will be pleased.
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