Guns On The Early Frontiers: From Colonial Times To The Years Of The Western Fur Trade (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
This thoroughly documented, authoritative, and highly readable book not only details the weapons used during the settlement and westward expansion of America but also describes their use by fur traders, trappers, soldiers, and Native Americans. The result is a lively historical examination of the momentous events that were strongly influenced by the gun trade.The text is augmented and enriched thr...
Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st Edition Thus edition (March 24, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 696513
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“Great reference book. As others have stated, it was written in 1957, so the prose style is a little awkward when compared to more contemporary works. That said, it's packed with very good information with an almost laserlike focus on the subject ma...”
ughout with clearly identified illustrations of everything from antique muskets, flintlocks, repeating rifles, and howitzers to bullet molds, powder horns, and other firearm accessories.“An outstanding contribution to firearms literature. It sets its own standard.” — The New York Times.“For collectors, museum curators, archaeologist-historians, this book is — in its field — an essential contribution.” — Kirkus.“A Glossary of Gun Terms, ample footnotes most skillfully arranged, and illustrations … complement the text which achieves the miracle of scholarship without tedium.” — San Francisco Chronicle.