THE AX BOOK. The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter. By D. Cook. 1981, 1999. Everything, and I do mean everything, that there is to know about axes and how to use them. Great reading to boot.
THE GARGANTUAN GUNSITE GOSSIP**, Volumes One and Two. By Jeff Cooper. 1990 and 2001. Chairman Jeff was opinionated, highly educated, and always interesting. Gunsite Gossip was a blog before there were blogs, and this one owes much to it. The two volumes are ideal bathroom books.