By Kyle, Taya; Kyle, Chris; DeFelice, Jim; Doyle, William
During this e-book, the writer, deadliest sniper in U.S. background tracks down and shoots the 10 most vital American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the most recent high-tech weapon he used as a military SEAL. He makes use of those weapons as a window on usa background, making the sweeping argument that the yankee tale has been tied to and formed through the gun. He revisits turning issues in American history, together with the one sniper shot that became the tide of the progressive warfare, the firearms that proved decisive within the Civil War's Batlte of Gettysburg, the "gun that received the West," and the weapon that gave U.S. infantrymen an facet in international warfare I and global warfare II, and past. this is often additionally the tale of the way firearms innovation, creativity, and business genius has consistently driven American background, and tool forward. Read more...
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It was General Simon Fraser, the best British leader on the field, and the man commander John Burgoyne was counting on to save the British bacon today. Murphy aimed, and fired. . While that bullet is sailing toward General Fraser—carrying with it the fate not just of the battle but maybe the entire American Revolution—let’s take a look at the weapon that fired it. American long rifles were adapted for the demands of the New World from designs first produced by European-born gunsmiths in the 1620s.
The French king was looking on from the sidelines, wondering if he should support the Americans. If the Americans stopped the Brits here, not only would they have a huge victory, but maybe get some French guns and money to boot. Not that Murphy was thinking about all that as he climbed the tree. He was just looking for a nice target to fire at. Very soon, one rode into view: a British officer, buttons gleaming on his red coat. It was General Simon Fraser, the best British leader on the field, and the man commander John Burgoyne was counting on to save the British bacon today.
A lady named Kate Scurry Terrell witnessed the reaction and wrote: “The scene that followed beggars description. People embraced, laughed and wept and prayed, all in one breath. ” Sam Houston—and his long rifle—accept Santa Anna’s surrender. S. The epic revenge-victory at the Battle of San Jacinto marked the birth of a free American Texas, and it altered the fate of three republics: Mexico, Texas, and the United States, then a country barely fifty years old. Mexico was forced to sign a withdrawal and peace treaty three weeks later that conferred legitimacy on the new Republic of Texas.
American gun : a history of the U.S. in ten firearms by Kyle, Taya; Kyle, Chris; DeFelice, Jim; Doyle, William