Keep the Artilleryman in mind, and in your bookcase

I subscribe to a number of rather eclectic military history publications to include Warship International (which I plug on Warship Wednesday) as well as Military Historian and Collector (the journal of the Company of Military Historians). One that I don’t plug enough is The Artilleryman, which covers all things that go boom, basically.

This is John Bartleson Jr.’s article from the Summer 2016 “The Artilleryman” Magazine. He details the Sawyer percussion fuse.

John Bartleson Jr.'s article from the Summer 2016 The Artilleryman Magazine. He details the Sawyer percussion fuse.

Text and illustrations by John D. Bartleson Jr., author and illustrator of the 1972 field guide for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel titled “Civil War Explosive Ordnance 1861-1865” with radiographs. He is a retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, retiring with 30 years as a CWO4, USN.

By all means check it out The Artilleryman, now in its 37th year.

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as GUNS.com, Univesity of Guns, Outdoor Hub, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the US federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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