ISBN 9780062242723,American Gun - A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

American Gun - A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

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ISBN 9780062242723

William Morrow

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780062242723

ISBN-10 0062242725


Number of Pages 302 Pages
Language (English)

Weapons & equipment

At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life - a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully shows how guns have played a fascinating, indispensable and often underappreciated role in our national story. Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettysburg, the gun that won the West, and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history and power forward.