Books:
Civil War - the Union

 

1845-1853:
Armament of Vessels of War -
Recommendations for Rearmament
and Ordnance Procurement

Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-002 $20.00 (Foreign; $50.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 64 pages)
    A report from the Ordnance Bureau to Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, concerning present armament, recommending upgrading the armament of U.S. naval vessels, training and procedures and ordnance procurement. These recommendations were approved by Mr. Bancroft. Soft cover.

Index


Ordnance Instructions
for the United States Navy:
1866

 Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-007 $60.00 (Foreign; $90.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 473 pages)
    Duties of officers and men; tactics of using great guns and detailed drawings of the carriages; duties at quarters; exercise of broadside guns; exercise of pivot guns; exercise of monitor turrets; exercise of mortars; exercise and maneuver of boat howitzers; landing seamen and marines; inspection & proof of naval guns; inspection of shot and shell; magazine and shell rooms; paint and lacquers. Everything you wanted to know about the United States Civil War Navy. 84 illustrations. Soft cover.

Index.


The Civil War:
Reports of Armaments
on board Vessels of War
of the United States Navy

 By Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-013 $65.00 (Foreign; $95.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 470 pages)
    Inventory of ordnance on board U.S. Navy ships. 519 U.S. ships listed. Serial numbers, type of gun, date of manufacture, foundry, who accepted the gun for the Navy and if a pivot or broadside carriage. Reviewed in Seaways' Ships in Scale magazine..."this book should be very useful for any serious Civil War researcher or modeler, and should be included in all general Maritime libraries..." Soft cover.

Index.

Civil War - the Confederacy

Regulations for the Government
of the Ordnance Department of the
Confederate States of America: 1862

 Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-004 $30.00 (Foreign; $60.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 154 pages)
    Responsibilities of the Department of Ordnance to itself and to the Confederate Army. Sets wages, rank, responsibility toward slaves, a complete list of ordnance and accoutrements to be inventoried and all forms to be used in accounting and procuring military stores. I even have the Confederate enlistment forms in this book. Soft cover.

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The Field Manual for
the use of the Officers on Ordnance Duty
of the Confederate States of America: 1862

 Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-005 $55.00 (Foreign; $85.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 342 pages)
    I have included 143 line drawings by Brevet Major Alfred Mordecai, USA from an 1849 Ordnance Manual. This U.S. military ordnance was made and used by the Confederate States of America. Everything you wanted to know about early Confederate military ordnance. Soft cover.

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Instruction for Field Artillery;
complied from Standard Military Authority;
embracing Schools of the Piece, Battery and
Battalion or Evolutions of Batteries; with
an Instructive Appendix for the
Confederate States of America

Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-006 $45.00 (Foreign; $75.00)(8 1 /2" x 11", soft cover book, 264 pages)
    Confederate artillery training, from the recruit's first day, to the maneuvering of mass batteries. Soft cover.

Index.

 

Ships - United States Coast Guard

1898:
Efficiency of the Revenue Cutter Service
During the Spanish - American War

 Edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-003, $22.00 (Foreign; $52.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 82 pages)
Senate Report 1-224, 56th Congress, accompanying Senate Bill S. 728, concerning implementing equal rank and pay and instituting a retirement system equal to the Army and Navy. This superbly written document details the Revenue Cutter Service during the Spanish-American War. Contains letters of operations from the Captains of all Revenue Cutters who were in action with the Spanish forces. Soft cover.

Index.


World War II
Lend-Lease
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to England
Lake class

by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-024 $22.00 (Foreign; $52.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 84 pages)
Ships of class: Cutters Cayuga, Champlain, Chelan, Itasca, Mendota, Pontchartrain, Saranac, Sebago, Shoshone, Tahoe, HMS Banff, HMS Culver, HMS Fishguard, HMS Gorleston, HMS Hartland, HMS Landguard, HMS Lulworth, HMS Sennen, HMS Totlandand HMS Walney.

Cook Books

World War I
The American Cook Book
Recipes by Jane Rush of the Massachusetts Auxiliary, Navy Relief Society

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-040 $30.00 (Foreign, $60.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 98 pages)

Index


World War I
British Cookery
Under Rationing
Recipes by M.M. Mitchell

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-041 $30.00 (Foreign, $70.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 102 pages)

Index


World War II
The British Red Cross Society
Cookery and Catering Manual
No. 5
Recipes by E. Georgina Knight

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-042 $55.00 (Foreign, $85.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 220 pages)

Poetry

Poetry of the Spanish-American War
Volume I

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-058 $40.00 (Foreign: $70.00)(8 1/2" x 11", soft cover book, 151 pages)

List of Poems


Poetry of the Spanish-American War
Volume II

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-059 $40.00 (Foreign: $70.00)(8 1/2" x 11", soft cover book, 145 pages)

List of Poems


A View from
Appalachia

by Stanton Nolan Spinks

BK-070 $7.00 (Foreign; $35.00)(5 1/2" x 8 1/2" soft cover, 40 pages)
    A view from Appalachia is a collection of poems written by Stanton Nolan Spinks. Stanton has enjoyed writing poetry for over 25 years. In these poems are a collection of real life experiences, personal thoughts and feelings.
    In this collection of poems Stanton hopes to capture the attention of readers throughout the Appalachian region and beyond. Also, he hopes his work is enjoyed by readers of all ages.

List of Poems

    Concrete--My Wild Flower--Tin Can Willie--My Home, My Home--This Hard Winter--US--In Loving Memory of Alice McMillion--My Dearest--Our Table--A Wonderful Love--Christmas 99--Contemplating God--No Pen, No Paper--Telephathically Speaking--Her Crazy Arms--The Falling Star--My Tree--Fate--Hope--Old Jake--Silence--The Road Back Home--Sands of My Soul--PFC Oscar William Spinks--Judging Myself--My Love--The Tracks of My Love--Rock In Hand--My Heaven--Passing By--Solitary Love--Our Grandfather--Tomato Farmer and I Remember--

Miscellaneous

A
Universal History
of the
United States of America;
Embracing
the whole period
from the
earliest discoveries,
down to
the Present time (1830).

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-082 $65.00 (Foreign; $95.00)(8 1/2" x 11" soft cover book, 274 pages)
An interesting book of American history through the eyes of C.B. Taylor, copyrighted in 1830.

Table of Contents


Lunner

by Duane Borchers, Sr,

BK-060 $20.00 (Foreign: $50.00)(8 1/2" x 11", soft cover)(16 pages)
    A short story for children about four animals and their adventures.


Annual Report of the
Chief of the bureau
of Steam Engineering
1898

edited by Duane Borchers, Sr.

BK-025 $35.00 (Foreign; $65.00)(8 1/2" x 11", soft cover book of engineering drawings, 112 pages)
    The annual report from the Bureau of Steam Engineering to the Secretary of the Navy, John D. Long, is a fascinating study of the performance and problems of the vessels involved in the Spanish-American War.
    Naval units had difficulty staying on station for a multitude of reasons. Chief among them was the long distances traveled to replenish coal. Other reasons were the scarcity of water for the thirsty boilers, equipment breakdowns, lack of adequate repair facilities and personnel training.
    This report adjectively covers the pros and cons of the state of the U.S. Navy. It's recommendations for the resolution to the problems of a modern global navy were taken to heart by the U.S. Congress and the result was the foundation of the future U.S. steam Navy.

 

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