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Colt : the making of an American legend

Author: William N Hosley
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book recounts the story of gun manufacturer Samuel Colt and his wife, Elizabeth, who together turned a company into an empire and a name into a legend. It is a tale of two lives caught up in profound social and economic change, of a great fortune amassed and expended, of the rise of a new industry, and the transformation of an American city. Beginning with an account of Sam Colt's early failures as both
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hosley, William N.
Colt.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)606101070
Online version:
Hosley, William N.
Colt.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)609316124
Named Person: Samuel Colt; Samuel Colt; Samuel Colt
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William N Hosley
ISBN: 1558490426 9781558490420 1558490434 9781558490437
OCLC Number: 34951581
Notes: "Published in association with the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford."
Description: 254 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Meet Sam and Elizabeth --
Practically perfect : Sam Colt and the revolution in machine-based manufacturing --
Guns, gun culture, and the peddling of dreams --
Coltsville : the body of empire --
Sam Colt and the Charter Oak : the heart of empire --
Armsmear : the head of empire --
Frontiers of civic culture : Sam and Elizabeth, art patrons --
Building memorials --
First Lady of Connecticut.
Responsibility: William Hosley.

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