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American rifle : a biography

Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008023170
(OCoLC)191922709
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Rose
ISBN: 9780440338093 0440338093 1299069207 9781299069206
OCLC Number: 428449239
Description: 1 online resource (495 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
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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