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A little about myself. I was born in the United States, grew up in Australia, and educated (to the best of my abilities) in Britain. After that, I moved to Canada, became what was known in the pre-Internet era as a “newspaperman,” and eventually transferred to Washington, D.C. Now based in New York, I am what is currently known as an “historian.”

My writing has appeared in, among other places, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Observer, the CIA journal Studies in Intelligence, MHQ: The Quarterly of Military History, Invention & Technology, Intelligence & National Security, The National Interest, the Daily Telegraph, and the English Historical Review. I’m a member of the United States Comm

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American Rifle: A Biography (History)
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Description: This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 (with endnote references and some formatting removed) from my new book, American Rifle. If you (don't) like it or have any questions, feel free to let me know. I love to hear from readers, especially Goodreaders. My website is I'd be grateful if you could keep in mind the following: "Copyright © 2008 by Alexander Rose. Excerpted by permission of Delacorte Press, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher."

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“His anguished mind writhed with contradictions. He was a man of parts and halfs, in a time of wholes and absolutes.”
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“Winter was traditionally a quiet time for armies, summer being the accepted and most civilized season to recommence killing the enemy.”
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“Every student doffed his hat when the president approached, and bowed as he passed, or faced his wrath. Freshmen, meanwhile, acted as flunkies for the upperclassmen, who exacted a very painful form of punishment on those unwise enough to tell them where to go. The first priority, apart from striving to”
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Noran Miss Pumkin Just wanted to stop in and wish you the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas!-Noran
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Have not had a chance to get to read book yet-It it very nice. On my pile for 2009-right next with the new Andrew Jackson I got.

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