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The Resource American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms, Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle

American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms, Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle

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American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms
Title
American gun
Title remainder
a history of the U.S. in ten firearms
Statement of responsibility
Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author, deadliest sniper in U.S. history tracks down and shoots the ten most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a Navy SEAL. He uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun. He revisits turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms that proved decisive in the Civil War's Batlte of Gettysburg, the "gun that won the West," and the weapon that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in World War I and World War II, and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history, and power forward
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YDXCP
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1974-2013
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Kyle, Chris
Dewey number
623.4/420973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS533.2
LC item number
.K95 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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  • Doyle, William
  • DeFelice, Jim
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  • Firearms
  • United States
Label
American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms, Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index
Contents
The American long rifle -- The Spencer repeater -- The Colt single-action army revolver -- The Winchester 1873 rifle -- The M1903 Springfield -- The M1911 pistol -- The Thompson submachine gun -- The M1 Garand -- The .38 special police revolver -- The M16 rifle -- The ten guns, by the numbers
Control code
ocn813286737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9780062242716
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813286737
Label
American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms, Chris Kyle with William Doyle ; and editorial contributions by Jim Defelice ; foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index
Contents
The American long rifle -- The Spencer repeater -- The Colt single-action army revolver -- The Winchester 1873 rifle -- The M1903 Springfield -- The M1911 pistol -- The Thompson submachine gun -- The M1 Garand -- The .38 special police revolver -- The M16 rifle -- The ten guns, by the numbers
Control code
ocn813286737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 302 p.
Isbn
9780062242716
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)813286737

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