American Gun

American Gun

A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

eBook - 2013
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In "American Gun", the deadliest sniper in U.S. history tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. Chris Kyle 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.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062242730
0062242733
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 302 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Doyle, William

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JHCL
Aug 05, 2017

I was underwhelmed. Author been drinking a bit too much american patriotic cool-aid (pretty one-sidedly pro gun) . Also not very well written. Was ghosted, i can only shudder at what it was before editing. *ut all in all worth a read if only to understand what is going on inside the mind of our good friends in the USA - and if you are interested in technology and innovation.* The irony is that the the gun espousing author was killed in peace time America by a crazy with a gun before the book was finished.

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Nora1000
Jul 11, 2017

Pretty good easy to read book for those not already versed in firearms lore. It's written with a narrative style that might have been appropriate for older boys in decades past. But do teenage boys read books any more?.
This book is mainly an opinion, and laced pretty heavily with patriotic zeal. It's still a decent read on the subject.

LRS1969 Feb 15, 2015

Strictly a "personal opinion" type book, unfortunately blunted by quite a bit of misinformation!

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