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American rifle : a biography

Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This spirited and engrossing narrative vividly details the life of a seminal invention--the American rifle--and shows not only how it influenced the course of the nation's history, but reflects the needs and values of America itself.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Rose
ISBN: 9780553805178 0553805177
OCLC Number: 191922709
Description: 495 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The mystery of Washington's rifle --
The rifle and the Revolution --
The rise of machines --
The big bang --
The "grewsome graveyard" --
The army of marksmen and the soldier's faith --
The smokeless revolution --
Roosevelt's rifle --
The paths not taken --
The great blunderbuss bungle --
Gun of the space age --
The rifle of the future.
Responsibility: Alexander Rose.
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This spirited and engrossing narrative vividly details the life of a seminal invention--the American rifle--and shows not only how it influenced the course of the nation's history, but reflects the needs and values of America itself.

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