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Through the crosshairs : a history of snipers

Author: Andy Dougan
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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" ... chronicles the history of sharpshooting, from the first instance of strategic marksmanship during the English civil war to the snipers in the jungles of Vietnam"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Dougan
ISBN: 0786715235 9780786715237 0786717734 9780786717736
OCLC Number: 60034729
Description: 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : the first shot --
Slings and arrows --
Sure shot Tim --
The shot not taken --
The dawn of the sharpshooter --
'Kismet, Hardy ... ' --
A shift in power --
Hiram Berdan and his sharpshooters --
'Where man dies for man ... ' --
God and the Mauser --
Officers and gentlemen --
A breed apart --
A lesson not learned --
Enough to bury the dead --
Four kills for a dollar --
Nothing but the recoil --
The art of killing --
The living weapon.
Responsibility: Andy Dougan.

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" ... chronicles the history of sharpshooting, from the first instance of strategic marksmanship during the English civil war to the snipers in the jungles of Vietnam"--Jacket.

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