Skyhorse - Spring 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing

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skyhorse · spring summer 2013 · 27 bruce wexler guns of the wild west how the west was won a colorful history of the weapons needed to tame america s frontier g uns of the wild west brings the nation s westward expansion and growing need for weaponry to life in an illustrated guide to the history of american firearms through vibrant imagery bruce wexler showcases weapons such as the classic colt single action army and the iconic pepper-box revolver which made their way into both military and civilian hands during the settling of the frontier exclusive archive photographs link the guns to famous heroes and villains places and historical events from wyatt earp s smith wesson model 3 to john wilkes booth s philadelphia derringer wexler profiles the notable gunsmiths that hold a place in western history including the great american manufacturers such as colt smith wesson and winchester as well as lesserknown ones such as merwin hulbert and henry deringer wexler s thorough research shows how the widespread use of new firearms fueled in part by advances made during the civil war played a definitive role in america s growth and identity the reader is presented with detailed depictions of the various weapons used by cowboys lawmen soldiers gunslingers and native americans guns of the wild west is a treasure for gun collectors history buffs and fans of western novels and movies · targeted promotion to the gun collecting community · targeted promotion to the old west community · co-op available · also available guns of the old west $14.95 paperback 978-1-62087-362-5 bruce wexler is an experienced western writer with a lifelong fascination with american culture from western movies to cars to toys he is the author of numerous books about american history including john wayne s wild west the gunfighters how the west was won and the wild west catalog he lived for many years in pennsylvania before returning to his native england he lives in london $19.95 hardcover can $23.95 north america x · cq 30 isbn 978-1-62087-652-7 8 x 10 · 176 pages 180 b/w illustrations 70 color illustrations history april