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GNM A History of the World in 100 Weapons

GNM A History of the World in 100 Weapons
Data publikacji: 2014-04
ISBN: 9781472803467
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 23.4 x 15.2 x 4.5 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 232
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This splendid romp through the history of warfare can be recommended as both fun and thought-provoking -- Military Times "In A History of the Word in 100 Weapons, author and military historian Chris McNab leads readers on a thrilling (albeit gut-wrenching) trail up the Mountain of Warfare... Facets of long-unused forging methods are brought back to life in a way that could even distract middle-schoolers away from their smartphones, for each weapon's tale is related much in the fashion of sitting at one's grandfather's knee, listening to dark tales of the trenches (sans embellishment)." --Meredith Greene, San Francisco Book Review "The fascination of of [this book] lies in how human ingenuity has learned from past achievements going back centuries to deliver destructive power ever more efficiently. This enlightening book, cleverly focused on just 100 weapons, is able to provide full detail, offering a clear and vivid history." --www.SirReadaLot.org (May 2011) "A very engrossing read ... I give this book my highest recommendation." --Ken McDevitt, IPMS/USA "Any serious military strategy collection must have this [book]." --The Midwest Book Review (August 2011) "McNab delivers both an engaging and easy read for anyone interested in military history." --Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

About the Author

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK. Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West (which won the International Churchill Society Book Award) and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900 (which won the Intercollegiate Studies Institute Book Award). His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Chuchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. His latest book, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War won the British Army Military Book of the Year for 2010. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University and lives in New York City.


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