Published 1990 by Library Research Associates, Inc., Monroe, N.Y.
This is a small publisher, in a small town (that's the whole address!) so some book stores may not be too anxious to order this book. You may be able order it from barnesandnoble.com. You can also order it directly from the publisher. Suggested retail is $28.95.
For The Defense
Of Themselves And The State:
The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right To Keep And Bear Arms
This is the authoritative history of how the courts have interpreted the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. It doesn't just cover the judicial interpretation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but also the analogous guarantees contained in most of the state constitutions. It was cited in the recent federal district court decision USA v. Emerson (N.D.Texas 1999), which is currently on appeal by the government to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Published 1994 by Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Conn.
Greenwood Publishing Group has a webpage from which you can order this book. You should be able to order it through most bookstores, but because it's a scholarly work, you may have some difficulty ordering it through through local chain bookstore. They can do it -- if they want to do it.
Published 1995 by Krause Publishing, Iola, Wisc.
Suggested retail was $9.95. This book is now out of print, for no apparent reason. .
To see the table of contents, preface, the first chapter, a few pages
of graphs and tables from the book, and the bibliography, click on the
title above. Suggested retail is $59.95. If this seems a bit pricey, remember
it's printed on acid-free paper guaranteed to last 300 years under normal
library conditions, with library quality bindings. You can order it from
To see the table of contents, introduction, and the first chapter, click on the link above. Suggested retail is $55. If this seems a bit pricey, remember it's printed on acid-free paper guaranteed to last 300 years under normal library conditions, with library quality bindings.
You can order it from barnesandnoble.com.
Published in January, 2007 by Nelson Current, this book examines the development of a distinctively American gun culture to 1840 with its implications for the concept of citizenship based on the duty to militia service. It also demonstrates that the widely publicized and accepted claims of now former Professor Michael Bellesiles of Emory University were not simply wrong, but intentional fraud.
Armed America is available in bookstores everywhere! ISBN: 1-595-55069-0
Published in July, 2012 by CreateSpace and Amazon, My Brother Ron: A Personal and Social History of the Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill is both the story of my older brother's descent into madness, and a history of how and why the United States (and eventually, most other Western countries) abandoned the old system of caring for the severely mentally ill, leading to widespread homelessness, increases in violence, and the general degradation of urban life. You can read the first few chapters here.
Available from Amazon in both paperback ($10.95) and Kindle editions ($1.49), and from Barnes & Noble in paperback ($10.95) and Nook ($1.49) editions.