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This Idea was first noticed in Neal Stephenson's great novel Cryptonomicon (paperback, hardcover, or abridged audio).

What is the H.E.A.P.? It is a collection of files and information on building defensive weapons in your home workshop and military tactics, including guerilla warfare. Not to mention what we'll call "freedom philosophy". The purpose of this educational program is to give you information to make a future holocaust impossible. In this version of the H.E.A.P., it is books telling you how to do that. So, here they are:

How and When to Fight

The Art of War ("Sun-tzu ping fa")
by Sun-tzu
First translation of longer version discovered by archaeologists in 1972
ISBN 034536239X

The Art of War
by Niccolo Machiavelli
The other classic.
ISBN 030681076X

The Prince
by Niccolo Machiavelli
How politics is done.
ISBN 0679410449

The Art of War
by Mao Tse-Tung
The modern classic
ISBN 097607267X

On Guerrilla Warfare
by Mao Tse-Tung
The other modern classic
ISBN 0252068920

War of the Flea
by Robert Taber
Yet another modern classic
ISBN 1574885553

Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual
by Wimberley Scott
Yet another modern classic
ISBN 0873649214

Special Forces Handbook
by The United States Army
Yet another modern classic
ISBN 0873641094

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
by The United States Department of Defense
What you need to know
ISBN 0967512395

Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival
by Jack A. Spigarelli
What you need to know
ISBN 0936348070

Take Back Your Government
by Robert A. Heinlein
"A practical handbook for the private citizen who wants democracy to work." If that's even possible, of course.
ISBN 0936348070

How to Build Weapons

Do-It-Yourself Submachine Gun: It's Homemade, 9mm, Lightweight, Durable -- and It'll Never Be on Any Import Ban Lists!
by Gerard Metral
The publisher writes:
Build your own 9mm, blowback, selective-fire submachine gun that's as powerful as an Uzi or HK MP5 but has fewer parts and is more durable. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and machinist's drawings in this book.
For academic study only. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus.,136 pp.
ISBN 0873648404

Expedient Homemade Firearms, The 9mm Submachine Gun
by P. A. Luty
The publisher writes:
Here is a step-by-step, illustrated guide to building a 9mm easily and efficiently from readily available materials - primarily standard, off-the-shelf sizes of steel tubing - without any machine tools or professional gunsmith's materials. The entire weapon can be assembled in about one week.
For academic study only. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 96 pp.
ISBN 0873649834

Homemade Guns & Homemade Ammo
by Ronald B. Brown
The publisher writes:
"The instructions are easy to follow... Safety is stressed throughout, and... illustrations are plentiful... Overall, this is an interesting book." -Gun Week-
How many "homemade gun" books have you read, only to discover that you need a metal lathe or milling machine? This book will teach you to make guns - and ammunition - with simple hand tools and every-day materials. Step-by-step photographs, drawing and plans show how to make: * a 12-guage shotgun * A muzzleloader * a double barrell * A wooden gun. Five simple gunpowder recipes and two simple primer recipes are also included.
1986, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 190pp, illustrated, soft cover.
Paperback 2nd edition (1999)
Loompanics Unlimited
ISBN 1893626113

Homemade Ammo, How to Make It, How to Reload It, How to Cache It
by Duncan Long
The publisher writes:
Almost any handyman with a drill can produce a gun in a few weeks, but the same is not true for ammo. Homemade Ammo provides all the technical know-how you need to manufacture your own rifle, pistol or SMG ammo from scratch. Includes chapters on primers,powders, brass, bullets, cleaning, caching and more.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 104 pp.
ISBN 0873648161

Improvised Modified Firearms, Deadly Homemade Weapons
by J. David Truby & John Minnery
The publisher writes:
Take away free people's firearms, and they will make others. Through vivid descriptions and rare photos, this book documents the extremes to which people - including armies, gangs, guerrillas and prisoners - will go when normal supplies of firearms are denied.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 296 pp.
ISBN 0873646614

Marlin .22 Exotic Weapons System
The publisher writes:
Learn how to make your own "poor man's MP5" from the popular and affordable Marlin .22. This versatile, ultracompact machine pistol will shoot 1,500+ rpm like the MP5 but is half the size of the German import in weight and length. Construction requiresonly common tools and materials. For academic study only.
8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 120 pp.
ISBN 1581600178

The Bill Homes Series:

Home Workshop .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle (video)
with Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
In this video, Bill Holmes teaches you how to make a .50-caliber bolt-action sniper rifle in your home workshop. Bill takes you step by step through the fabrication process and shows you the secrets of transforming a surplus M-2 heavy machine gun barrel and some readily available raw materials into an awesome long-range precision rifle. Covers the exact methods of fabricating the upper and lower receivers, trigger group, bolt and bolt locking lugs, firing pin, striker and even the mounts for a telescopicsight. Because the proof is in the shooting, this video also includes dramatic footage of the test-firing of the finished gun. For information purposes only.
Color, approx. 60 minutes, VHS only.
ISBN 1581600143

Home Workshop Guns for Defense & Resistance, Vol. I, The Submachine Gun
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
Now the average person can easily make a submachine gun with minimal tools, equipment and material. This nontechnical book walks you through building the receiver, breech block, barrel, trigger assembly, stock, pistol grip, sights and magazine, as well as heat treating and finishing. Must reading for anyone who is concerned about our increasingly restrictive government. For academic study only.
8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 152 pp.
ISBN 0873640853

Home Workshop Guns for Defense & Resistance, Vol. II, The Handgun
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
This is a clear and simple guide to building a semi- or full-auto pistol or a single-shot, falling-block handgun from common materials in the privacy of your home workshop. In addition to offering many alternative workshop gunsmithing tips, the author explains how each part and section of the gun is made and discusses thoroughly the subjects of heat-treatment and bluing.
8 1/2 x 5 1/2, softcover, photos, diagrams, 144 pp.
ISBN 087364154X

Home Workshop Guns for Defense & Resistance, Vol. III, The .22 Machine Pistol
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
Detailed illustrations, clear photos, and thorough text show you how to make a sharp, reliable .22 machine pistol from scratch. Covers everything from choosing the right tools and materials to building the gun's major components to final finishing and bluing. For academic study only.
8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 80 pp.
ISBN 0873648234

Home Workshop Guns for Defense & Resistance, Vol. IV, The 9mm Machine Pistol
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
Master gun maker Bill Holmes takes you through all the steps necessary to make your own closed-bolt or open-bolt 9mm machine pistol. Holmes' full-size traceable machinist's drawings and his expert directions make construction of this popular firearm a snap. For academic study only.
8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 96 pp.
ISBN 0873648692

Home Workshop Guns for Defense & Resistance, Vol. V, The AR-15/M16
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
The latest volume in this popular and timely series offers detailed instructions, complete with photos and machinist's drawings, for making a pistol-caliber AR-15/M16 entirely from raw materials, as either a rifle or pistol, open or closed bolt and in semi or full auto. For academic study only.
8 /12 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 120 pp.
ISBN 0873649486

Home Workshop Prototype Firearms, How to Design, Build, and Sell Your Own Small Arms
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
Master gun maker Bill Holmes shares what will and won't work in designing and building rifles and shotguns from raw materials. Includes the fine points of creating everything from actions to sights, as well as tips on tools, materials, assembly, finishing and more. For academic study only.
8 1/2 x 11, softcover, photos, illus., 192 pp.
ISBN 0873647920

Home Workshop Weaponry (video), A Video Guide to Building Your Own Guns
by Bill Holmes
The publisher writes:
Learn the secrets of building home workshop firearms from the acknowledged master of the craft: Bill Holmes. In this video, he takes you step by step through the construction of all the major components of his firearms designs and then test-fires the finished products.
Color, approx. 50 min., VHS only.
ISBN 0873649117

Fighting with Guns

Complete Book of Combat Handgunning
by Chuck Taylor
Published by Paladin Press, June 1982

The Tactical Shotgun: The Best Techniques & Tactics for Employing the Shotgun in Personal Combat
by Gabriel Suarez
Published by Paladin Press, September 1996

The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual for Military and Police Snipers
by Major John L. Plaster
Published by Paladin Press, January 1993

David's Tool Kit: A Citizen's Guide to Taking Out Big Brother's Heavy Weapons
by Ragnar Benson
Published by Loompanics Unlimited, June 1996

The Art of the Rifle
by Jeff Cooper
Published by Paladin Press, August 1997
Comment: "Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons. The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man the monarch of all he surveys." -- page 1

General Gunsmithing

Gunsmithing at Home Lock Stock & Barrel
by John E. Traister
Paperback 2nd edition
Published by Stoeger Publishing Company, 1996

Practical Gunsmithing
by Editors of American Gunsmith magazine
Published by DBI Books, 1996.


Death by Government
by R. J. Rummel
Transaction Pub Paperback (March 1997)

Striking Back: A Jewish Commando's War Against the Nazis
by Peter Masters
Presidio Pr Hardcover - 320 pages (December 1997)

Fighting Back: A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in World War II
by Harold Werner
Columbia Univ Press paperback (1994)

Was God on Vacation?
by Jack van der Geest
paperback (1999)

Destruction of the European Jews (Three Volume Boxed Set)
by Raul Hilberg
Holmes & Meier Publisheing, Inc Hardcover 2nd Rev edition (July 1985)

Hitler's Death Camps
by Konnilyn G. Feig
Holmes & Meier Publishing, Inc Paperback Reissue edition (December 1981)

The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust As Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
by Michael Berenbaum
Little Brown & Co Paperback (April 1993)

Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives
by Alan Bullock
Vintage Books Paperback - 1089 pages Reprint edition (November 1993)

The Great Terror: A Reassessment
by Robert Conquest
Oxford Univ Press Paperback Reprint edition (October 1991)

Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot
by David P. Chandler
Westview Press Paperback - 264 pages Revised edition (February 1999)
Also: Westview Press Hardcover - 254 pages (August 1992)

Ambush at Ruby Ridge: How Government Agents Set Randy Weaver Up and Took His Family Down
by Alan W. Bock
Dickens Press Hardcover (October 1995)

Davidian Massacre: Disturbing Questions About Waco Which Must Be Answered
by Carol Moore
Legacy Communications Paperback (March 1996)

No More Wacos: What's Wrong With Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It
by David B. Kopel, Paul H. Blackman
Prometheus Books Hardcover - 524 pages (March 1997)

Waco - The Rules of Engagement
Director: William Gazecki
Edition Details: VHS video tape, NTSC format (for use in US and Canada only), Color
Comment: The Academy Award nominated documentary film. Very disturbing.

The American Revolution

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
by Bernard Bailyn
Belknap Press Paperback - 396 pages Enlarged edition (March 1992)

The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas
by Carl Lotus Becker
Random House Paperback (March 1958)

The American Revolution
by Edward Countryman, Eric Foner (Editor)
Hill & Wang Pub Paperback - 280 pages (July 1985)

Who Was Who in the American Revolution
by L. Edward Purcell
Facts on File, Inc. Hardcover - 548 pages (June 1993)
Also: Gramercy Press Hardcover 560 pages (September 1999)

History of the American Revolution
by David Ramsay, Davis Ransay, Lester H. Cohen
Liberty Fund, Inc. Paperback (May 1990 -- First Published 1787)
Also: Liberty Fund, Inc. Hardcover (July 1990)
Comment: First Published 1787, still one of the best!

History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
by Mercy Otis Warren
Liberty Fund, Inc. Paperback Reprint edition (October 1988 -- first published 1805)
Also: Liberty Fund, Inc. hardcover (October 1988)
Comment: Mercy Otis Warren was there, and she wrote a history of it.

Radicalism of the American Revolution
by Gordon S. Wood
Random House Paperback Reprint edition (March 1993)
Comment: Shows how the revolution wasn't just by a few aristocrats for their own benefit, but extended to every level of society.

American Founders

The Founders and the Classics; Greece, Rome, and the American Englightenment
by Carl J. Richard
Belknap Press Paperback Reprint edition (October 1995)
Also: Harvard University Press Hardcover - 295 pages (April 1994)

Thomas Paine, Collected Writings: Common Sense, the Crisis, and Other Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine, Eric Foner (Editor)
Library of America, Hardcover - 906 pages (April 1995)
Comment: Paine is the man who first used the phrase "The United States of America". George Washington said he would have lost the war without Paine's writings to inspire his troops.

Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography; A Summary View of the Rights of British Columbia; Notes on the State of Virginia; Public Papers; Addresses
by Thomas Jefferson, Merrill D. Peterson (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1600 pages (September 1984)

Benjamin Franklin, Writings
by Benjamin Franklin, J.A. Leo Lemay (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1605 pages (September 1987)

George Washington, Writings
by George Washington, John H. Rhodehamel (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover - 1100 pages (February 1997)

The Constitution

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part One
by Bernard Bailyn (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover (July 1993)

The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederlist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, Part Two
by Bernard Bailyn (Editor)
Library of America Hardcover (July 1993)
Comment: These two volumes are a treasure-trove of information about the Constitution.

Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
by Forrest McDonald
University Press of Kansas Paperback - 362 pages Reprint edition (November 1986)

E Pluribus Unum
by Forrest McDonald
Liberty Fund, Inc. Hardcover (January 1979)

American Culture

Democracy in America
by Alexis De Tocqueville, George Lawrence (Translator), J. P. Mayer (Editor)
HarperCollins Paperback Reissue edition (September 1988)
Comment: In 1831 Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel de Tocqueville visited the United States. When he returned home he wrote this book which was published in 1835-1840. It remains one of the most insightful and profound commentaries on the American character.

Negroes With Guns (African American Life Series)
by Robert Franklin Williams, Timothy B. Tyson (Introduction), Gloria House
Wayne State Univ Press Paperback - 128 pages (June 1998)

Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty
by James Bovard
St. Martin's Press Paperback Reprint edition (September 1995)

Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen
by James Bovard
St. Martin's Press Hardcover - 326 pages (February 1999)

The Terrible Truth About Liberals
by Neal Boortz
Longstreet Press Hardcover - 166 pages (October 19, 1998)

Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier
by Roger D. McGrath
University of California Press Paperback Reprint edition (April 1987)
Comment: "Despite popular myth, the American West was not rooted in lawless violence. Where shared frontier values produced safe and peaceful communities, violence in American has instead stemmed from the modern, government-dominated city." -- Publisher

A History of the American People
by Paul Johnson
HarperCollins Paperback - 1088 pages (March 1999)
Comment: A Pro-Freedom history of America. Imagine that!

Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
by John Earl Haynes & Harvey Klehr
Yale University Press Hardcover - 416 pages (May 1999)
Comment: "In Venona, they provide a detailed study of how the United States decrypted top-secret Communist cables moving between Washington and Moscow. This account, based on information unavailable to researchers for decades, reveals the full extent of the Communist spy network in the 1940s. At least 349 citizens, immigrants, and permanent residents of the United States had a covert relationship with Soviet intelligence agencies, among them Harry White (assistant secretary of the treasury in FDR's administration and the Communists' highest-ranking asset) and State Department official Alger Hiss, whose association with the Soviets had been hotly debated since the moment he was first publicly accused in 1948." -- from a review in the Arizona Republic

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Bravest Battle: The Twenty-Eight Days of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Dan Kurzman
Da Capo Press Paperback - 386 pages (September 1993)
Comment: "It actually covers the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and demonstrates just what determination and courage can do against "better" equipment. It also demonstrates that the Jews who were armed and prepared made out far better than the more romantic types who just had a couple of handguns ... let that lesson sink in as well." -- Tom Creasing

Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Israel Gutman
Chapters Pub Ltd Paperback - 277 pages Reprint edition (April 1998)


Unintended Consequences
by John Ross
Accurate Press, Hardcover - 863 pages (January 1996)
Comment: A novel about the Gun Culture in America, and what happened when they were pushed too far.

Red Planet
by Robert A. Heinlein
Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperback (August 1991)
Also: Demco Media hardcover: Turtleback (August 1991)
Comment: This is the book that turned me into an advocate of RKBA, back when I was 12 years old. Found the book in my Junior High School library. It's still one of my favorite science fiction novels, too. -- Ken Holder

The Probability Broach
by L. Neil Smith
Tor Books Mass Market Paperback (October 1996)
Comment: The most famous pro-gun science-fiction novel of all time.

by L. Neil Smith
Tor Books Mass Market Paperback Reprint edition (May 1995)
Comment: A novel about an arms-maker by the award-winning science-fiction author.

Kings of the High Frontier
by Victor Koman
Bereshith Publishing Hardcover - 576 pages 1 edition (October 1, 1998)
Comment: Freedom lovers race to achieve access to space.

Mila 18
by Leon Uris
Bantam Books Paperback Reissue edition (December 1, 1983)
Comment: A novel about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

The Wall
by John Hersey
Vintage Books Paperback - 632 pages (March 1988)
Comment: A novel about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.


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