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The Story of the Gun (A&E)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In lavish and evocative text and pictures, The Story of the Gun brings the complete history of the gun vividly to life. It traces the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to t ...more
Hardcover, Television series Tie-In, 192 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by St. Martin's Press (first published March 1996)
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Checkman
Jul 24, 2011 Checkman rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those interested in the history of firearms
Shelves: firearms, history
A good, solid, general history book on the evolution of firearms from the first Gonnes to the top of the line infantry assault rifles and light machine guns of the 1990's. Released as a book tie-in to A&E's Story of the Gun documentary Mr. Hogg turned out a well written and tightly edited textbook that stands alone.

As always Mr. Hogg did a professional job. There is his usual amount of intelligent wit (always very enjoyable) and many photos and diagrams to accompany his text. It's an ea
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Oct 30, 2011 Shawn rated it it was amazing
I love any gun book. Interesting history concerning early firearms.
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Ian V. Hogg enlisted in the Royal Artillery of the British Army in April 1945. During World War II he served in Europe and in eastern Asia. After the war he remained in the military. In the early 1950s, he served in the Korean War. Altogether he served in the military for 27 years. Upon retiring in 1972, he held the appointment of Master Gunner at the Royal Military College of Science, where he ta ...more
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