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The Illustrated History of Weaponry

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In The Illustrated History of Weponry, the extraordinary weapons from the Berman Museum of World History, some of which have never before been photographed, are collected in this one-of-a-kind volume. Within these pages, you'll find weapons owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, Henrich Himmler, Catherine the Great and others.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Barnes & Noble Books
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More of a coffee table book than an actual history. I mean, seriously, how can you claim to have a historical account of weaponry from prehistory to post WWII and not even mention the fucking pilum? On the other hand, there are a huge number of detailed photographs of a wide range of weapons with interesting blurbs, but the individual chapters are generally pretty vague. It does contain a good general account on the evolution of firearm technology, a subject that I'm fairly weak on after the dev ...more
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