Weapons: A Pictorial History

Weapons: A Pictorial History[Read] ➳ Weapons: A Pictorial History By Edwin Tunis – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Describes in text and pictures weapons used through the ages, from the stones of prehistoric man to the bombs of modern times Describes in text and pictures weapons used through the ages, from the stones of prehistoric man to the bombs of modern times. I probably first picked this book up in the library at the age of 10 or so like a lot of boys, I was fascinated with guns, war, weapons of all kinds in adolescence In my case the fascination never led to wanting to hunt or go into the military, but I have maintained a certain interest in the manly arts in fiction, at any rate Tunis book was first published in the 50s I think he was a Maryland writer and artist who wrote and drew a dozen or so books on historical and mechanical subjects fo I probably first picked this book up in the library at the age of 10 or so like a lot of boys, I was fascinated with guns, war, weapons of all kinds in adolescence In my case the fascination never led to wanting to hunt or go into the military, but I have maintained a certain interest in the manly arts in fiction, at any rate Tunis book was first published in the 50s I think he was a Maryland writer and artist who wrote and drew a dozen or so books on historical and mechanical subjects for young readers in the third quarter of the last century All are characterized by beautiful draughstmanship all black and white line drawings and pretty solid scholarship, at least for kid s books I haven t gotten completely through his volume on Indians but it looks to be much less prejudiced than most American texts of the time Weapons will always be my favorite though, a solid chronological essay on the development of destructive devices from the sling through the hydrogen bomb The sections on the middle ages through the 18th century or so are probably my favorites It really has good detail My thinking is that the stupidest thing that they have done is put a heated ball into a mortar. the book is nice

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  • Hardcover
  • 151 pages
  • Weapons: A Pictorial History
  • Edwin Tunis
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 0690012853