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The Illustrated History of Weaponry
by Chuck Willis
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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Mar 30, 2014 Redsteve rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: nonfiction, history, war, prehistory, greece-macedonia-aegean, classical-period, medieval, 17th-century, renaissance, 18th-century, early-19th-century, 19th-century, native-american, age-of-sail, africa, british-isles, china, edwardian, early-20th-century, espionage, france, germany-austria, ireland, india, italy, japan, mid-20th-century, mexico-central-america, dar-al-islam, pacific-islands, russia-ussr, south-america, southeast-asia, spain-and-portugal, western
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