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Rare and Important Books

by Vic Hurley

 

Swish of the Kris, Authorized and Enhanced Edition

The early history of the Philippine and Moro peoples.

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Jungle Patrol, the Story of the Philippine Constabulary
 (1901-1936)

The Philippine police force that created law and order.

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Red Epaulets

Rare previously unpublished first person accounts of the Philippine Constabulary and the Moro culture 100 years ago, and other articles.

 

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  Arrows Against Steel, the History of the Bow
and How it Forever Changed Warfare
The deadly battle weapon that launched missile warfare.

 

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Swish of the Kris, Authorized and Enhanced Edition

by Vic Hurley

LEGENDARY WARRIORS, THE ISLAMIC MOROS OF THE   PHILIPPINES HAVE NEVER BEEN CONQUERED      

This edition of Vic Hurley's rare and timeless classic "Swish of the Kris" contains: the entire original text; never before published new photographs from the author's private collection; a new introduction describing the context in which the book was written; new maps and a new index to this compelling and comprehensive history.  This book should be in the library of every serious student of American political and military history, the history of Spain and the Spanish-American war, Islamic history, or the history of the Philippines.  This work continues to be cited in current academic and military studies. .Cerberus Books, trade paperback, 320pps, 10 illus, 2 maps ISBN13:978-061- 538-242-5; 10:061-538-242-5)  (c) Suzanne J. Hurley-Kersh (2010)

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Jungle Patrol, the Story of the Philippine Constabulary
 (1901 - 1934)

by Vic Hurley 

   

   To be outnumbered, always; to be outfought, never.”

….. the Philippine Constabulary

 

Hurley’s remarkable and hard-to-find book about an obscure and heroic quasi-military force, the Philippine Constabulary, is now re-issued by Cerberus Books.This improved edition contains all of the original text plus new material.  The original edition is rarely for sale, and costly if found.   This book details America’s first experiment with jungle guerilla warfare and America’s first experiment with the use of local native personnel as a police or military force under the   command of  ‘foreigners’ – American and European. 

 

Both of these military experiments are studied, even today, by West Point officers and cadets.  Professional and amateur military historians and strategists; historians from the West, Southeast Asia,  and the Mid-East, as well as the families of these mythically heroic men, often search in vain for this rare book.  (Cerberus Books, trade paperback, 422 pps 22 illust. 3 maps, ISBN 13:978-0-9834756-2-0 ; 10: 0-9834756-2-8)  (c) Suzanne J. Hurley-Kersh (2011)

 

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 $29.95 


 

Red Epaulets
edited by Suzanne J. Hurley-Kersh 

 

                                         
Red Epaulets is a collection of first-person narratives (1911,1913) describing the Philippine Moro culture of the time and the efforts of Philippine Constabulary to bring law and order to the jungles of the southern Philippine islands, shortly after the Spanish American War.  It also contains an essay by Vic Hurley describing the genius, role, and subsequent history of some of the non-native officers of the Constabulary.  And finally the Introduction is a personal memoir by his niece recounting her discovery of the works of her uncle, the author, adventurer and historian Vic Hurley, and her impression of him as she grew up. (Cerberus Books, trade paperback, 104 pps, ISBN 13: 978-09834756-0-6; 10:9834756-0-1 (c) 2013 Suzanne J. Hurley-Kersh)

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Arrows Against Steel, the Story of the Bow

and How It Forever Changed Warfare

by Vic Hurley

   

  THE BOW AND ARROW HAS BEEN THE MOST  DEVASTATING KILLER OF MEN IN HISTORY.

 

A new edition of the author’s rare classic work, it is the product of more than forty years of Hurley’s military experience, travel, and research.  This book places this weapon in its proper historical perspective.

 

Students of military history and archery enthusiasts alike, will find this book compelling reading.  The development and use of the bow and arrow throughout history revolutionized warfare and taught the importance of a unified strategy, battle discipline, and mobility. A superior weapon with a deadly range, it triumphed over the thrust-and-parry tactics of earlier battle methods, and gave birth to modern offensive military missile-based strategies.

 

Hurley uses colorful narratives of famous battles and engagements of the past to emphasize the advantage of missile-based warfare over more traditional direct confrontational strategies. Modern military weapons are merely technologically advanced remotely launched missiles, still governed by these historic principles - and no one is a better guide to all this than Vic Hurley.  ( Cerberus Books, trade paperback, 240 pps  ISBN 13: 978-0-9834756-1-3  10: 0-9834756-1-X (c) Suzanne J. Hurley-Kersh(2011)

 

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 $19.95


 

For more information about Vic Hurley and his other works 

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 (Or see the Wikipedia Article: Gerald V. (Vic) Hurley.)

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