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    American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms (Paperback) By (author) Chris Kyle, With William Doyle, Foreword by Taya Kyle, Contributions by Jim DeFelice

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    DescriptionChris Kyle--fallen hero and #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Sniper--reveals how ten legendary guns forever changed U.S. historyAt the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. "Perhaps more than any other nation in the world," Kyle writes, "the history of the United States has been shaped by the gun." Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms design that proved decisive at Gettysburg, and the "gun that won the West." Filled with an unforgettable cast of characters, Chris Kyle's American Gun is a sweeping epic of bravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice. It is essential reading for anyone seeking to under-stand our national story.


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    Title
    American Gun
    Subtitle
    A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Kyle, With William Doyle, Foreword by Taya Kyle, Contributions by Jim DeFelice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 386
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062253682
    ISBN 10: 0062253689
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM, HBW
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
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    B&T Approval Code: A16010200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027080
    B&T Approval Code: A96407200, A44522510
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    DC22: 683.400973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    DC22: 623.4420973
    DC21: 623.4420973
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TS533.2 .K95 2013B
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    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white halftones
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    02 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "An entertaining gallop through history."--London Times